As we wrap up 2018, we want to talk about the power of the mind and the importance of practicing gratitude. We often talk about being healthy, and tips for a healthy body but in reality being healthy is more than your diet. It is what you watch, what you listen to, what you read, and the people you hang around.
As we enter into 2019, we want to challenge you to be mindful of all the things you put into your body, but to also be mindful about how you see things, how you hear things and how you react to things. One simple thing we have found that makes that task easier is by practicing gratitude.
We know we usually show our gratitude when we feel indebted to, or when we feel benefited from someone’s actions, or when we want to make our feelings to someone known. And yes we know we always celebrate the big wins, that’s easy.
But what about the small ones? The wins that help you achieve the big goal. And what about those poor guys that never get celebrated? But instead hated on… like bills…. Your student loans, your car payment, Monday’s, etc. YES THESE ARE WINS, and yes you should be grateful for them. Why? Car payments mean you have a safe ride to go places that you are grateful to go, student loans allowed you to get an education for the job that supports your lifestyle that you are grateful for, and Monday’s- YOU GET TO WAKE UP AND LIVE, don’t hate on Mondays, hate on your mindset then change it!!
And that is what we are going to do.
We CHALLENGE you to 30 days of practicing Gratitude. The exercise we want to focus on is journaling. As simple as waking up in the morning and writing out 10 things you are grateful for. After that, we want you to say them out loud and throughout the day we want you to reflect on what you wrote and if it was a certain person, let them know because nothing is worse than feeling some way but showing another! Right before bed, we want you to say thanks for those things that you desire, but don’t yet have. YES GO ahead and put that energy out there.
MORNING: “I am grateful for..”
EVENING: “Thank you for..”
Study shows that practicing Gratitude has improved your physical and psychological health, enhances empathy and self-esteem while reducing aggression.
We know we feel amazing when we share gratitude towards someone, or vice versa, so we are excited to see what this month of journaling gratefulness will do for us.
If you’re participating in this challenge, shoot us an email or DM! We’d like to know!
Happy December xx