Actively being grateful is not an easy task, but one that we seriously need to integrate to our daily lives. March 1st I started a self-care project where everyday in a GoogleDoc I write out 5 things that I’m grateful for. GoogleDoc…seriously? Uh, yeah. Duh – Google is easy!
Vocally sharing what you’re grateful for with another person is EMOTIONAL SOLID GOLD mostly because it’s extremely challenging. Seriously, try it… much harder than it sounds. Writing is definitely just as good, so I’ll challenge you to start it up too! Writing totes allows you to reflect and think about your growth cycle. It’s important, trust! I listen to a lot of self-help podcasts, I read a lot of self-help books, articles, whatever. May sound or feel a little “crunchy/granola” to you, but srsly! Hearing about other people’s journeys gives me the motivation and inspiration to do things that I love and things that move me forward. Most of my friends know I’m the psycho who can very clearly recommend a fabulous self-help book in particularly any subject matter you throw my way. Sue me. Or just ask me! 😉
OK – back to gratefulness. Dude, I’m not here to judge what you’re grateful for – everyone has different things – I mean, at one point in my life my gratefulness exercise would have contained some things about designer handbags and manicures (I am grateful for both of those things still…) See, it’s hard to judge…
Wednesday, April 27, 2016:
I’m grateful that wireless internet is working at my office today. (And that wireless internet exists.) YUP.
I’m grateful to be a part of the major community of SoulCycle that just celebrated their 10 year anniversary. #Souliversary
I’m grateful for Snapchat filters because they really make all the difference…
I’m grateful for forward motion and building the courage to push through challenging experiences.
Also grateful for beautiful friends to go on fun Sunday adventures with!
I’m grateful that I get to hang out with dogs everyday while I’m at work, they make me 🙂
You can even add in photos like I just did (although I’ve never done that before).
In addition to the 5 things that I’m grateful for daily, I finish off my morning notes with the following phrase… “and I’m a badass because…” (and fill in the blank).
And I’m a badass because…I’ve taken upwards of 207 selfies this week. And it’s only Wednesday. <3