This exercise is perfect for right now. Those of us self isolating, who have long days of trying to keep ourselves busy and active. The Good Times List encourages us to keep a log or daily journal of all the good things that make you happy. You might well be in the middle of a box set marathon overload for the next few months, or getting creative or planning opportunities for the future. Doing some DIY, entertaining the kids, exercising or working from home. Whatever we are all up to, the idea is too record all the happy parts of the hour, the day, or week.
If you have a moment when you feel a little down then refer to the Good Times List you've created and this will immediately change your state of mind. This whole exercise is about staying positive, as the more we let any negativity creep in, the harder it will be to shake off. If you use instagram, take photos of the fun stuff your doing to keep busy, and when this period is over you'll have a visual record of a time that we have never known before, get it printed as a reminder to how you coped in a time of real change. If you like to illustrate, sketch, write or doodle, then you'll enjoy this exercise and it will be a great memory to look back on.
So that's the exercise and something you can do with your children too, as a family.
Create a real fun, colourful and creative 'Good Times Diary' in words images or film.
Let me know how you get on.