In today’s world, where we’re reminded continuously of the accomplishments and highlights of
other people’s lives via social media, it’s easy to feel like you’re “not enough.”
When you feel negative, self-deprecating thoughts can crawl into your mind. Don't let them!
Instead, take a moment to think about and write down what you’re grateful for. It’s one of the
simplest ways to uplift your mood.
When we recognize our great fortune and appreciate all our blessings, it helps push back at the
negative thoughts and put things into a better, more positive perspective.
Having a hard time thinking of things? That’s okay, start by repeating anything that applies from
-The people who have taught you - be that parents, friends, teachers, animals, or whomever else
has inspired you to be a better person
-Your heart for pumping blood through your body every day and working hard to keep you
-Your lungs for breathing in the air, extracting the oxygen, delivering it to your blood and exhaling the carbon dioxide back out into the air (which helps keep our plants healthy!)
- The sun, for bringing light and warmth into the world
- Your mind, for the ability to think, store memories, and create solutions
- Your mistakes, for helping you to improve, mature, and become a better person
The list goes on and on ...
Daily Gratitude Practice
Spend 5 minutes a day writing down 5 things you are grateful for.
Writing it down supercharges the practice.
Every single day for 5 weeks and you've got yourself a habit.
Keep doing it and you've got yourself a practice.
“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t
have, you will never have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey