What if gratitude wasn’t about one day in the year? What if we didn’t stop thinking about what we’re grateful for after Thanksgiving? When you’re having a rough time or you’re stressed about what isn’t going well or what didn’t get done that should have, what if you started the day with the things you’re grateful for?
Every time I want to complain about what’s going on, I try to remind myself to name a few things that I’m grateful for. For example, I may not be able to write a 5 year plan of where I want to be right now since I don’t have a good picture of even the next year, but I am making progress in moving towards rewarding work. I may not be cooking healthy meals as often as I’d like, but I am making better choices than I was a few months ago.
It really doesn’t take much effort and there’s so many ways you can do it. You can do it in your head, you can write it in your Powersheets, you can use a Five-Minute Journal or any piece of paper. You can make a gratitude jar to bank them every day (which makes it easier to remember when you’re struggling!).
Instead of moving on to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, think about taking the sentiment of gratitude with you this week!