Positive thinking is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to increasing the quality of life you can enjoy while managing your narcolepsy. Another simple task is to be grateful. Just take a moment, a least once a day or as many times as you like to match some words with what you are grateful for. It helps to be specific, instead of just thinking, “Wow, this is great I am glad I’m here.” Try to create a statement like, “I am so grateful the sun is shining right now. I am thankful for the cool breeze. I appreciate the person who invited me here today.” As we get specific with the things we are grateful for, we realize the list can get quite long. The first few times you try this exercise you may only think of 3 or 4 things that you truly feel appreciative of. But in a matter of weeks or months you will find yourself unable to stop adding to your list!
I won’t pretend to be an expert, so here is where the exercise originates: The Greater Good Science Center