Relax By Creating
Your All Own Time Favourite Ever Week
Dr Vernon Coleman
Do you feel tired, weary or fed up? Do you feel that life is
getting you down?
Find yourself a notebook and a pencil - and a quiet
Then think back and decide which are the seven happiest days you've
ever spent - the seven happiest days of your life.
Go right back to your
Think of the days which have made you feel really good: a
holiday, a day out, a special birthday, a Christmas celebration, an exam
success, meeting someone you love, a wedding day, moving into a new home, a
reunion, the birth of a child.
The more you think the more really good
days you'll remember.
Make a list of your favourite seven - that's now
your new all time favourite week.
When you think of the good days from
your past try to relive them.
Try to experience once again the sounds and
smells of each of your seven favourite days. Close your eyes and try to see
those days: the weather, the people, the buildings,
Concentrate hard until you begin to feel as good as you did
on those very special days in your life.
Try to remember the way that you
felt: the joy, the warmth, the happiness.
The really strange thing about
this exercise is that the best memories from your past can make the present seem
much better too.
Try thinking through your favourite week first thing in
the morning and last thing at night.
Do it again when you're feeling glum
or downcast - or when things seem to be going badly wrong.
astonished to see just how these uplifting memories can improve life for
And always remember that however bad today may seem to be there is
always a chance that tomorrow may win a place in your all time favourite week!
Vernon Coleman's book How To Relax and Overcome Stress is
available from the shop on this website.
Copyright Vernon Coleman