What Am I Grateful For?
Is this ever a question you ask yourself? Sometimes in life I think as humans we tend to focus on the negatives, the pit of our day instead of focusing on what went right or what we are thankful for in a particular moment. I call it, ‘Negative Talk’ and we are definitely ALL guilty of it. I know I am, especially after a crappy and long day at work!
For Christmas, my lovely Mum gifted me a Kikkik diary which has “Grateful” embossed on the front. When I first saw it, I was like oh yeah cool….am I going to use this? Probably not. It’s not that I didn’t like it, it’s just not something that I had ever done.
Later that night, thinking about the Christmas day that had just gone, I felt happy, thankful and full (soooo damn FULL). I was thankful for the beautiful gifts I was given, the beautiful family I have and the beautiful food we were lucky enough to eat. I felt very lucky and well, grateful. So, I grabbed the notebook and pen and wrote down three things I was grateful for.
Nearly a month has passed and I have made it a daily ritual to write down three things I am grateful for, for the day that has just passed. It only takes a few moments and leaves me going to bed reminiscing on the wins for that day, the small things that made me smile or what I am happy for. It provides such a positive mind set that no doubt makes me excited for another day.
I’ve never practiced ‘mindfulness’ and I feel like this little habit has definitely left me feeling more present. It’s that little moment in my hectic day when I put my phone down (it’s always glued to my hand!!) and I listen to my thoughts and feelings.
Focusing of the positives and the particular moments or things that made me happy that day, instead of going to bed thinking about how I had a headache all day, or wasn’t motivated at work, or that disagreement I had with my partner. Those things tend to fade away when pen is put to paper.
You would seriously be surprised the impact ending your day on a high note can make.
Go to sleep with the positives at the forefront of your mind.
When the clock struck 12 on the final day of 2017, I decided one of my resolutions or words for 2018 would be ‘positivity’.
I’ve also roped my fiancé Ben into taking part in my new nightly tradition and he may not admit it, but I think he enjoys it too. I don’t know about him, but I also enjoy taking a peek at what he has written.
So, get pen to paper dolls and start jotting down what you are grateful for at the end of everyday.
It’s a fab little tradition and one I hope to take with me through the year.
Tell me something you hope to achieve or integrate into your lifestyle in 2018?
Thanks for reading beauties,