Today I just want to take a minute and talk to you about an attitude for gratitude.
The research shows, as one would expect, that how we interpret situations that happen to us really effect our health, our relationships, how happy we are, etc…
Being thankful for those things that we do have versus focusing on things that we don’t is one of the easiest and quickest ways to have a healthier body and life.
There’s a couple different tools we can use to express this gratitude, and real quickly I thought I’d share my favorite three.
Send A Thank-You Note.
In this day and age, I think a thank-you text is just as good.
For example we had a bachelor party this past weekend, met with a lot of great friends, and I took the time and said “hey, thanks for making it out”, not even my bachelor party but “thanks for making it out, y’all made it fun, haven’t laughed that hard in so long, good times.”
Make A Gratitude Journal.
Reflect upon all your wins of that day and week, versus your losses.
I do this.
I have a coach and every Friday I check in.
I tell him hey, here’s what went well, here’s what I did well, and then I started my Monday memo for you, where I can share with everybody on this list, you know, what all went on this week.
And hey, maybe there’s some bad things but here’s what good came out of it.
Meditation doesn’t have to be with some incense burning and in a yoga room.
For me it’s just getting on a rocking chair in my back porch, looking at the grass grow, and just having a little bit of quiet time and thinking about all the things that are good, versus all the things that could be better.
So attitude of gratitude.
Let’s focus on what is going well for us versus dwelling so much on the negative.
I’ll be back with y’all soon.