Positive Psychology talks about ‘Hunting the good stuff’. Research has found that when people spend time searching for the good things that have happened during the day and thinking about them, it can actually help their sense of well-being.
Over the past 2 days I have enjoyed teaching the same class and at the end of the day we ‘Hunted the good stuff’, but I used different language. We talked about the treasures we found during the day. I know I have written about treasures before and this whole idea of using the word ‘treasure’ really seems to be working for me!
When I first asked my own kids at home to ‘Hunt the good stuff’ they seemed to struggle, but tonight I asked my 8 year old what treasures did he find today? By the time he got to 16, it was time for lights out and he was starting to search for 4 more to make 20! I kissed him goodnight and suggested that he lay there thinking about the next 4 as he drifted off to sleep! What a great way to go off to sleep!
May you enjoy searching for treasure – with your class, with your family or even with yourself!