During this day, think about what you are grateful for. When I do it, I remind myself of what I'm grateful for in my life. Sometimes it is very difficult and I remember days when I was sitting and couldn't find anything. But believe me, you can always find something.
Sonja Lyubomirsky is Professor at University of California and she is studing the human happiness. Her scientific research found that people who journaled about gratitude once or twice a week were happier than those who did it daily. That is perfect, because so you can not say that you don't have time. Lets say, you do it every Sunday and Wednesday.
Why should you be just grateful? Because gratitude changes your resonance and your thinking patterns. When you feel grateful you are deliberately looking for bright spots in your life.
No, do not stop reading. Give a try. Imagine being grateful that the sun shines, that the flowers are blossoming, that you could be awake more today than yesterday, you could take a shower or just because you actually opened your eyes this morning. Perhaps you have felt less pain today than yesterday. Think and write. It can be one, two or more. But try to make it into a habit. A small check-in twice a week, maybe together with your children before bedtime.