Journaling for the Soul: Multiplying the good

Yesterday I talked about living life more fully, stopping often to appreciate and enjoy the moments that make up your life.

Today I want you to take that principle and apply it to your internal condition as well.

I want you to start noting and documenting the moments you feel most in love with yourself.

Note what you’re wearing, who you’re with, what you’re doing, where you are.

Then I want you to recreate and repeat.

Besides making your life more enjoyable, start collecting those moments in which you feel fantastic.

More than that, once you’ve identified what they are, start creating more of them.

This way, you’ll actively be curating your life to become more enjoyable as well as cultivating a feeling of well-being and happiness within yourself.

You’ll start prioritising things that are really important to you.

You’ll start saying ‘no’ to the things that don’t contribute to your happiness, that don’t help you along the journey that is your life.

This exercise isn’t about The Big Picture.

This isn’t about achieving anything or reaching for anything.

This is about noticing when you do things right, when you do things that make you feel good.

So that you can do them again.

So that you can feel that way again.

So that the moments when you feel content outnumber the moments when you don’t.

By doing this, collecting these little moments, you’ll also end up with a record of the pleasant moments in your life that you’ll be able to return to at any time.


Start writing down the times when you’re feeling good.

Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you with? What triggered the good feeling?

You can dedicate an entire good moments journal to this and when you’re feeling down, you can go back and re-read and re-live your nice memories and feel better.