If it’s Tuesday, it’s Purposely Positive – the group-shop (part support group, part workshop) I facilitate for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a place where we can moan and groan but ultimately focus on the small and large victories we have during the week.
Every member, well almost everyone!, made a victory box. You can make one too to help you focus on the Victories rather than the failures of daily life. it’s easy:
- You can use any box, basket or container. Paint it, decoupage it, decorate it or leave it as it is.
- Every day write down 1 (or more) “victories you have for that day on a small slip of paper. Date it. It can be a small accomplishment (got out of bed before it was time to go back to bed, took a 5 minute walk, remembered how to get back home from my walk . . .)
- to the really large (Repainted the house, Purchased a jack hammer with money I saved using coupons, I refrained from killing my . . .Sailed around the world solo).It doesn’t matter what your own victories are.
- Find at least one victory every day. At the end of the week read all the victories you’ve had to date.
- Have your child make one and write or read their victory at dinner or before bedtime.
- Do a couples Victory Box, a family victory box, school . . .
- Instead of a box use a journal book or a glass jar (to watch them pile up).
- Find a Victory-Buddy to share Victories with or help discover Victories not recognized.