As the leaves change colour and fall from the trees, our thoughts often turn to change and growth. Autumn can be a season of both reflection and positivity. Many of us report feeling a bit gloomier and bluer in the winter months; to combat that, let's get in the habit of thinking positively now!
Positive thinking will also be beneficial for you as you cope with your brain injury. Sometimes it's difficult to think positively because worries and concerns simply appear in our minds and we may focus on feelings of anger or sadness. Don't judge yourself. Positive thinking doesn't mean you won't get those thoughts anymore. Actually being aware of those thoughts is often an important step towards feeling well. Focus on small things and share with others how you feel.
Think of one thing you're grateful for each day or find a happy memory that brings a smile to your face and warms your heart and share that thought or memory with someone else. This small act is choosing to be positive. Over time, you will grow used to seeking out the positive.