In our last post, we started a conversation about how to feel grateful after a Alabama divorce or separation. You may feel pretty lousy right now. But if you think hard, you can surely find many things in your life that give you joy, such as:
- Your health;
- Your beautiful children;
- A chance to start over in new town;
- A chance to find new love (someone who will really listen to you);
- A change to prove your ability to be resilient in the face of stresses and challenges that you didn’t anticipate.
But why should you even bother?
At least part of you probably feels like moping around and having a pity party. The answer is actually surprising, and it comes from science. Research dating back several decades in the field of positive psychology suggests that the act of giving gratitude every day can actually boost your happiness.
At the end of every day, write down three things that happened during that day that made you feel grateful. Spend time remembering the good feelings that happened as you write these acts down. Over time, as a result of doing this one activity, you’ll become a happier person. That sounds almost like voodoo, but the science behind it is pretty convincing.
Giving gratitude doesn’t require being a Pollyanna or ignoring the real, sobering truths about your situation. All it takes is just recognizing that there are, indeed, beautiful joyful things in your life. Call attorney Jennifer Rose of The Rose Law Firm immediately for help with your Alabama divorce, child custody, or other family law issue.