Day 2: The Ghost of Christmas Past

Evolution has built into us a negativity bias which has maximised our chances of survival and passing on our genes but at the expense of our happiness and effectiveness in other aspects of our lives. As a result we tend to focus on and remember the failures and ‘negative’ events. This exercise aims to boost our self-esteem and sense of gratitude for our own achievements and the ‘positive’ events and people in our lives.

EXERCISE: After watching the video, take 10 mins or more, to write down your highlights of the year on a timeline from last Christmas to this one. Simply draw the timeline on a piece of paper or you can download and print this worksheet.