GRATITUDE. (not just the name of one of our conference rooms at corporate😊)
Many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed.
This coronavirus pandemic is a very overwhelming situation, but we all have things to be grateful for.
Maybe you’re grateful that your family is healthy, you have a comfortable space where you can hunker down or you just had a warm meal.
The first step in practicing gratitude is to notice the good in your life. This takes practice because we tend to take things for granted if they are easy, go as planned, or lack novelty.
Gratitude practices, such as giving thank you notes to others or writing down something we are grateful for every day, help us by focusing our attention on the good and increasing the positive emotions we feel.
These practices also help us to create a new habit so that we will begin to naturally notice and spend more time on the positive aspects of any situation (and life in general).
Put it to practice:
Write down 2 things you are grateful each day. Do this for 4 weeks. Notice how your mindset shifts.
Leave yourself a reminder by writing gratitude on a sticky note and placing on your bathroom mirror or computer screen.
Let your kids join in on the fun too by filling out the attached worksheet.
An activity to help you dig deeper :
What are you grateful for ? Hit reply and let me know.
Hope you are all well.