I posted this on Facebook earlier today:
You know I get it. We all have struggles either financial, health, or family, I can go on. However, take a deep breath and a step back and look around you. Appreciate what you have, be grateful for every morning that you wake up, for family, friends, jobs, food, the roof over our heads. No matter how much or little say thank you to the universe.
As we approach the holidays I often notice that many of us start to focus on what we are lacking in our lives. Whether it’s family, financial, and/or health issues. We all have something going on, often time we find ourselves in stressful situations. The end of the year usually signals a review how things have gone and let’s face it with the economy the way it is and all the murders and negative news floating around us how can we not focus on the have not/drama/negativity.
I want you to ask yourself as you review your year what positive things have happened? How much have you been given, no matter how small, to be grateful for? Have you even expressed gratitude for what you have again no matter how small?
Expressing gratitude is and should be an important part of your daily routine.
Studies show that Gratitude makes us –
- Makes people like us
- Makes us Healthier
- Boost and developes our career
- Strengthens our emotions
- Makes us more optimistic
- Reduces Materialism
- Increases Spiritualism
- Makes us less self-centered
- Increases self-esteem
- Improves sleep
- Keeps you away from the doctor
- Lets you live longer and increases your energy level
- Makes you feel good
- Gives you happier memories
- Reduces feelings of envy
- Helps you relax
- Helps your relationships
- You feel good you look good
These are just some of the benefits of expressing gratitude and it takes only 5 minutes a day to write down what you are grateful for.
A five-minute a day gratitude journal can increase your long-term well-being by more than 10 percent. That’s the same impact as doubling your income – The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life by Amit Amin
So as we enter a new year take a moment to be grateful for everything you have.
And from all of us at Confidently Living we want to wish you a
Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Gratitude filled Holiday and New Year!
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