Readings: HA p87-104
Cognitive Affirmation - Watch the first video on the right. Did the white square show up when you closed your eyes? You mind will focus on what it is repeated fed. You intuitively know this from having a song stuck in your head.
In his book The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor says that "Countless studies have shown that consistently grateful people are more energetic, emotionally intelligent, forgiving and less likely to be depressed, anxious or lonely." Research on this study has found that there are lasting effect after doing it for only one week.
Using this principle, it is possible to build your mental resilience by building your gratitude.
Build your gratitude using the positive Tetris effect. Each night, write down '3 Good Things' that you are grateful for in your journal.
(1) HA p101 footnote 16