Talking all about how important it is to practice gratitude where you are, in this moment, and the difference it can make in your day!
My friends, it as BEEN A WEEK! Today in particular has been a challenge. The freezer drawer in our fridge stopped working properly out of the blue and it threw my husband and my day into a tizzy.
It’s in moments and mornings like these that remind me just how important it is to practice gratitude and remember my gratitude affirmations! With just a few quiet moments to myself, I was able to take some deep breaths and practice grattitude to get my attitude and outlook back on track!
If you’re still on the fence about starting a practice of gratitude for yourself, I’d like to issue you a simple challenge. Just for today, find just one random thing in your environment to be grateful for.
This is a low-stakes activity that can be a great way to jumpstart your pursuit of gratitude.
What to Look For:
It’s easy, really. There are things to be grateful for, even on the difficult days. In fact, it’s even more impactful when you discover little rays of light in the darkest times. You can look for anything within your daily routine that inspires you.
If you don’t leave your home that day due to sadness or inability, perhaps the very roof over your head could be your source of gratitude. Even a beautiful flower out your window might be enough to influence your mood for the better. Somedays I start with being gratefule for coffee and go from there…
Find just one thing and focus on that.
What You Can Expect:
Let’s be realistic for a second here… Taking a minute to notice one thing you’re grateful for in your day probably isn’t going to completely change your life. However, it could be a significant jumpstart toward moving you in the right direction.
This is especially true when you’re going through a difficult period. Turning a long-standing low mood around even slightly by acknowledging one small good thing can be quite meaningful.
Remember, our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors.
Sometimes all it takes is one small catalyst to spark major change.
Some consider this the “baby steps” philosophy. Every habit or practice begins with one small step. Taking a moment to be grateful for just one thing in your environment today can improve your mood, even just a little bit.
You may notice a weight is lifted from your chest or that some of your anxiety has eased. Hold onto that feeling. Notice whether your perspective improves after reflecting on gratitude just once today.
This lift in your mood and brightened outlook can lead you to feeling better, which then influences your actions in a positive manner. You might just notice it’s a bit easier to find that one thing to be grateful for tomorrow.
Give it a try. Find one tiny spark to light the flame of gratitude today. 5 seconds of gratitude could very well be the thing sparks change for your whole day.
One final note: be intentional in noticing the effect gratitude has on you. You may find it’s simpler and more rewarding than you realized to practice gratitude, and incorporate this as a daily habit!
Now about that giveaway I mentioned, thats something to have gratitide for isn’t it? 😉
Brightech sent me one of their amazing Logan LED Arc Floor Lamps and I am in LOVE! As you can see from the images in this post, it was the perfect lamp for my little stitching corner in our living room. It adds SO MUCH LIGHT to an area that can be rather dark at times and enables me to stitch late into the evening with my pups by my side.
Brightech has kindly offered to give a lucky reader their own
Logan LED Arc Floor Lamp in this giveaway! Simply follow the directions in the giveaway below! Good Luck!
The winner is Adriana S.! Congrats!Busy Being Jennifer + Brightech Giveaway