The Attitude of Gratitude
It's Thanksgiving week here in the US, and that means that there is a huge emphasis on gratitude. Not that we don't try and practice gratefulness every day of the year, but this holiday is still a lovely reminder to slow down, have some yummy food, drink some wine, and feel what an attitude of gratitude can do for you.
Here's a fun gratitude exercise for this week, and maybe if you love it, you can do it every week from now on:
-Every day this week from now through Sunday, write down 2 things you are grateful for and WHY you are grateful for them. The why portion is very important! Don't skip that part!
So why, why? Because asking ourselves why helps us clarify what is that we are actually grateful for. For example, if you say, "I am grateful for going for a morning jog this morning," and then your why answer is, "Because I felt healthy and alive after doing it," then you know to look for more activities in your life that will make you feel healthy and alive (ex. eating more greens, cutting sugar, going outside, weekly mud masks, etc.)