How might we usefully bring solution-focused qualities into everyday life? Here are a few ideas to get started with:
- Notice what goes well in bed – or, to put it less ambiguously, when you are in bed and before you go to sleep, make a mental or written note of 5 – or 10 or 20 – things – however small – that went well for you today or that you were pleased to notice.
- Give yourself a pat on the back each time you take a small steps towards something you desire. There’s value in having a go, and it means that you can see a setback as a prompt for a next small step in your ongoing experiment. It’s a handy habit that will result in you becoming less stuck in emotional downturn and more of a creative practitioner. It keeps you action-oriented.