Be Curious - Take A Minute

In this busy world it's very easy to let the small things in life pass us by. Acknowledging these things can help us find what’s important to us, whilst also lifting our mood. Follow this simple diary exercise to record those small and fleeting memories.

Wellbeing benefits:

Think positively
Feel relaxed
Appreciate the small things

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want to appreciate the positive things that happen in life.
I want to focus on the ‘here and now’ and appreciate my surroundings more.  


We suggest that spending one minute per day for six days, choosing a regular time slot (for example before going to bed) thinking about one of the given questions. 

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own.

Where can I do this activity?

Indoors or out.

How often can I do this activity?

One minute per day for six days.  Repeat as often as desired. Another way of doing this exercise is trying it once a week in a regular slot for six weeks. However it’s best not to do this exercise over a longer period, such as monthly, as the exercise is about valuing the small moments in everyday life.

What do I need?

  • Printed ‘Take a Minute’ PDF
  • Pen/pencil
  • Coloured pencils 
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Did you know?

Acknowledging and appreciating the positive aspects of our daily life can help us find what is important to us, whilst also lifting our mood. 

"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything"

Norman Lear

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