How To Make a Positivity Jar To Increase Positive Thinking

How To Make a Positivity Jar To Increase Positive Thinking

A few years ago, I came home from a meeting with my mentor and immediately decided to create a positivity jar. The mentor I had at the time is a fascinating guy. He’s a NLP Practitioner. So, you could say he’s a bit of a guru.

How To Make a Positivity Jar To Increase Positive Thinking

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I remember, it was a pretty long meeting in which we talked about all manner of things, including taking the time out to rethink and renew. We also compared notes on how easy it is to get bogged down in the negative aspects of daily life – even when there are more positives to consider.

Let’s face it, most of us find it easier to focus on what we haven’t done or what’s gone wrong, opposed to what went well.  In fact, if you have 20 things on a to-do list with 15 items ticked off and 5 not touched, I wonder how likely you are to stew over the 5 items not moved. It sounds silly, but it really isn’t our fault!

How to create a positivity jar

If you create a positivity jar you can celebrate ALL the good stuff in life – every single day – with just a few simple tools. This will be a huge help if you would like to rewire your brain to see positives before negatives.

What do you need for a positive thoughts jar

A positivity jar is basically a happiness journal in a jar. That’s all it is. Although, the entries might be a little shorter – you don’t really want to be cramming reams of paper into a jar. Instead, here’s what you need:

An open mind

You need the openness to be able to see the positives in every day. Some days will be harder than others and you may need to dig around your brain for a while. It will get easier though

A Jar

A jar of any shape or size. If you plan on taking your positivity jar seriously, I recommend buying (or making) a jar that you really love. This is the one I use

Paper

Some scraps of paper. You might like to get some beautiful paper especially for your jar. I use rainbow paper and I love it! Origami paper like this works super well

How To Make a Positivity Jar To Increase Positive Thinking

The point is to fill your jar with scraps of paper: simple, right? On a scrap of paper, you write anything positive that’s happened, you’ve done, heard, seen, or experienced.

If you do this with an open mind and love for yourself, by the end of the year your jar should be crammed full of lovely little gems of happiness.

It might seem hard to start with because, often, when people try to think of positives, they desperately search for big sparkly things that have happened.

The things you write down don’t need to be big nor sparkly.

What do you put in a positivity jar?

  • A fun trip
  • Nailed it! Moments
  • A treat you got yourself
  • New music discoveries
  • Wrote a poem (put it in the jar)
  • A to-do list entirely ticked off
  • Mark your progress in a challenge
  • A quote you’ve heard or read
  • Something your child said
  • A great book you’ve read
  • Something simple that made you laugh or smile
  • A goal achieved
  • A fantastic meal

The list really is endless. If you want more, detailed, ideas for what to include in your positivity jar, 25 Awesome Happy Jar Ideas You Will LOVE. You call it a positivity jar, I call it a happy jar… we’re still friends though, right?

The key is to make it an enjoyable process. It helps to get a jar that you like – I use this Kilner Jar – and use paper that you like. If you love beautiful paper, use beautiful paper.

If you love rainbow colours, like me, then this Origami paper is perfect for a positive thoughts jar!

How To Make a Positivity Jar To Increase Positive Thinking

Try and put at least one note in the positivity jar a day. If you can do more than one a day, amazing!

You could even have a positivity jar at work and get all your colleagues to join in. If I worked in an office I’d totally be on board with that.

At the end of the year. You get to crack open the positivity jar and start reading all the things you’ve noted down throughout the year. THAT will be awesome!!

Disclosure: If you purchase anything from links in this post or any other, I may receive some kind of affiliate commission. However, I only ever mention products I love and would recommend whether I was being compensated or not. You can read my full disclaimer here.

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