November is the month of gratitude and being grateful for things in your life. I have already started seeing post on my social media with #daysofgratitude where you take a picture each day and write about what you are grateful for. I love the idea of showing what you are grateful for. Gratitude is something that everyone can benefit from. Not only does it make you stop and think about the things in your life but it also is something good for your soul. If you are more of a negative person or a glass half empty kind of person gratitude is something that can really help change your perspective on life.
The past month I joined a 90 day challenge that is being put on by Rachel Hollis of The Chic Site. There is this thing called 5 to Thrive where there are five things that you need to do everyday in order to change your life. The last item on the list is gratitude. Where every night you write down ten things that you are grateful for in your life. Now, I may not be doing great with the other four things on the list but I am certainly keeping up with writing down what I am grateful for. I usually try to do it before I go to bed. I have been doing it for a month and I am already starting to see that I am becoming a more positive person.
The trick is to look for little things to be grateful for throughout your day. When you know that you have to write a list of ten things at the end of the day it makes you really keep your eyes open to the things that you can be grateful for throughout your whole day. It can be as simple as your cup of coffee in the morning or the way your kid was belly laughing at something they thought was funny.
Keeping it simple is the key. Making sure that you are trying to find the good in even the bad situations is something that is very hard to do. Trust me I know. I am definitely a glass half empty kind of person. I find it very difficult to really be super positive all the time. However, this past month I have started to change my perspective of my situations. I think it is because of having to write this list at the end of the day. I don’t know if any of you have tried something like this but it is already starting to change my life and my mindset. I urge you to give it a try. Even if it is only for the month of November, the month of gratitude. You might just find that it is something that you want to keep doing all year round.
5 To Thrive
- Get up an hour earlier than you normally do and use the time for yourself
- Work out for at least 30 min a day
- Drink half your body weight in ounces of water a day
- Give up on category of food that you know you shouldn’t be eating and replace with fresh veggies
- Write down 10 things you are grateful for
Lets Be Grateful
I don’t know about the rest of you but I am a sucker for great stationary and if I am going to be writing a list everyday about of what I am grateful for, I want a nice notebook and pen to do that. Here are some great notebooks and journals to get you started. Some of them have prompts for each day and others are just blank pages. Personally I love just lined paper instead of having prompts.
I hope that this has inspired you to see gratitude throughout the day. If you like this post please click the like button and share it with your friends.