Practice Being Grateful Today (and Feel Better Too!)

Its a Monday again!

Every Monday I want to help you start off your week with a fantastic habit that can help you change your life; Practicing gratitude!

Why? Well…

Do you ever feel like you cant escape those little every day aches and pains? Check this out…

Gratitude improves physical health. Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier than other people, according to a 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences. Not surprisingly, grateful people are also more likely to take care of their health.  They exercise more often and are more likely to attend regular check-ups with their doctors, which is likely to contribute to further longevity. Amy Morin, Forbes.

I am going to help by listing five reasons I am grateful to help inspire you to get in the mood to practice gratitude. (This is really easy! Just try it with me once.)

Reasons I am Grateful:

  1. I have a chronic lung condition and yet, I am grateful for how well my lungs DO work. In and out, 24/7 they provide my body with the oxygen it needs to walk, run, play, work, sustain this little baby I’m carrying, etc. I can breath, and that keeps me alive and that is an amazing thing.
  2. I have a comfortable bed to sleep in every night.
  3. The friends that have that have shown me overwhelming support as I have taken on the pregnancy journey.
  4. I have a home. A place where I can come to to recharge, be creative, root my life and, be myself.
  5. I have food available to me to eat.

Am I aches and pains free? No. Can I see how you get from point A to point B using grateful thinking? Absolutely. On a fairly consistent basis I find myself in the midst of complaining and use it as an opportunity to re-frame my thinking into a reason (or reasons) to be grateful.

Next time you feel those aches and pains, maybe they will be a positive reminder of what you do have instead of what you don’t have. Maybe, the more you see the positive, the less you will notice the aches and pains!

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