We want to welcome you back to the Self-Care Challenge with today’s topic learn how to express daily gratitude to help change your mindset. Over the past few days, you have been learning how to take more time out for yourself and become a happier and healthier you.
Today is day 5 of the challenge, and we want to talk about gratitude. Many people will express what they are grateful for occasionally, but not on a regular basis.
Expressing gratitude helps you in several ways. It first lets you look at your life from a different angle. You might be stressed about money, work, or personal relationships, however, that doesn’t mean you don’t have a good and fulfilling life. Being grateful lets you see the good in your life, promoting an attitude of optimism.
When you start expressing gratitude daily, it helps to change your entire mindset. Suddenly, you are less negative and more positive. That can help with your personal and professional goals since you now have the drive to succeed in every facet of your life.
How to Express Gratitude
So, how do you do it? The easiest way is to start writing about what you are grateful for in your journal. You can have a gratitude journal used only for this purpose, or you may want to just write a shortlist of what you are grateful for each day while journaling other things as well.
If you don’t have a journal, write it anywhere, from a notebook or a Post-It you keep on your computer. The important and powerful thing is that you take a few minutes each day to practice thinking about what you are grateful for.
Today’s Self-Care Assignment: Write down 3-5 things you are grateful for right now. Do this each day for the next 30 days, and experience yourself expand with new possibilities that come from practicing gratitude. Practicing for 30 days helps you be well on your way to creating a new habit.
You are now halfway through the challenge! Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments.
Connect back tomorrow to learn more about creative activities for self-care.
Take a few minutes to yourself today to practice writing 3-5 things you are grateful for right now, you will immediately notice what an impact it makes! See you tomorrow.
We appreciate that it never seems as if there are enough hours in the day, but it is so important to make a conscious decision to practice self-care. Taking care of your mind, body and emotional needs will help you be able to live your best life.
You are your best advocate; if you are not taking care of yourself, it is easy to get burned out by all of life's demands. Taking even just 15 minutes a day for yourself to regroup and relax can have a profound impact on your well-being. Self-care begins and ends with you!
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