We always long for more! (Not always a bad thing – I admire the ‘go-getters’)
However…..showing GRATITUDE is one of the fundamental best things to do to start seeing positive change. It does not matter what stage of life you are at.
Gratitude has a range of psychological benefits. It improves self-esteem, reduces social comparisons, enhances empathy and removes a lot of toxic emotions such as aggression, frustration, regret, envy and resentment. (Psychology Today)
A basic exercise: Each morning you wake up, or each evening you go to bed, write down three things you are grateful for. Try to get into the habit of it as often as you can.
I will start with me. Today I show gratitude for:
- My Health… and the fact I have been able to fully enjoy the day.
- My Home…. and the fact I get to sleep in a warm bed tonight.
- A McVities Gold Crunchy Biscuit Bar – I received off a lovely older lady at work today saying thanks. (I feel like I haven’t seen one of these for about 10 year and there a quality biscuit – as well as being a lovely gesture).
So take five minutes and write down some things you are grateful for.