Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
What has helped me is a gratitude journal, I list out a few things everyday that I am thankful for--they are simple items, When asked I smile and say I am doing good and I have started to make plans for something to look forward to, short term and long term. Put my life in perspective and happier334
I started doing this when I joined Sparks. Recently I read this is what the docs want people to do to help ward off depression & dementia later in life. With no money I make simple plans for fun & my future. Started a scrap/note book for my long term goals & plans. Got it at the Dollar Store224
Setting Goals Helps Us FOCUS as a Couple in our Marriage!
When I first married, my hubby & I set short term ,med.-term and long term goals of what we wanted to accomplish in a given set of time. For our long term[5years & beyond~it was children] ;med-term was[ 1-5yrs~it was landscaping for our backyard] and for short term[1 month -1 year~it was obtaining furniture for our dining room]. Each of these time limits allowed us to focus on what we were working towards and helped us COMMUNICATE what was important to each of us and what we could do...]
as a TEAM to help us achieve our goals!Sometimes,we were able to accomplish a goal in the given time -like our backyd.took MUCH prep &was completed in 3 yrs.Sometimes,it took longer to achieve our goals & sometimes we changed them COMPLETELY if they didn't suit us,but HAVING GOALS made us a family!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.