This month exercise is about focusing on gratitude. Gratitude is quite a foreign concept in our lives. We will easily take a lot of time to complain, worry, nag, shop, work harder, but taking time to be grateful for what we already have, that is just weird… Sure we say thank you if someone gives us a gift or helps us out, but do we really stop and reflect on what that help really means to us and how grateful we are to have someone that we can count on and turn to? What life will be like without it?
There are many scientifically proven benefits to daily listing the things we are grateful for.
We walk by not noticing our environment or other people in our surroundings. We don’t really reflect on our talents, capacities, morals, values, personality traits, nor on the way that we were brought up and what an impact that had/has on our lives etc.
There are many scientifically proven benefits to taking a few minutes every day and just listing 5 things that we are grateful for. If you do this exercise at the end of the day it will help you experience positive emotions and even help you find a sense of peacefulness to improve your sleep.
You can write anything you want, be it small to huge. For example, I am grateful for having a loving and caring husband; I am grateful for having a great career that fulfils me; I am grateful for my children help around the house today; I am grateful for reuniting with my old friend etc.
Do this exercise at least for a week and reflect on the impact that it has on you. Make it a daily routine in your life is your like what you observe and feel as a result.