Back to School at FamilyEducation.com
|

Practice Evening Acknowledgment

There's nothing better to pump up your sense of purpose than to recognize your daily progress. However, if you're like most people, you go to sleep focusing on all the things you didn't get done today — and all the mistakes you made. If the last thoughts you have before you drift off to sleep are about "lack" — what you didn't accomplish, what you didn't receive, or what went wrong — you won't awaken very inspired in the morning. Instead, try to get in the habit of going to sleep with positive thoughts dancing in your head.

  • Just before you go to sleep tonight, answer these four questions:
    1. In what moments today was I the person I aspire to be?
    2. What did I accomplish that was important to me?
    3. Where did I make a difference in someone's life?
    4. What pleasant surprises came my way?
Begin your practice of "Evening Acknowledgment" tonight, or try it right now about your day so far. Do it at noon and you will approach the rest of your day with the energy that comes from knowing that you are using your day in meaningful ways.
|

A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.

Buy on Amazon


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

get ready for school!

We’ve got your
shopping list,
lunch menu,
and more.

GO

highlights

Printable Fall Fun To-Do List
Celebrate the cooler weather with this printable checklist of fun fall activities for your whole family.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, exam time, or just because, get care package ideas to brighten her day.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!