Acknowledge and write down 3 reasons to be grateful
1. My day at work was great. Fairly easy classes and little to no stress – in comparison to the last school. Everything is relative. For that I am truly grateful.
2. My NEVER BLEND IN tattoo, which shouldn’t be visible in school but because it is has opened up numerous conversations with staff and students. There can never be a negative response to the message that we are all unique and that this is what makes the world colourfully diverse and endlessly interesting. This mantra was originally from the trailblazing Harvey Milk, so for his life and legacy I am filled with gratitude. Additionally, I should also say that I am grateful for the friendship of Karen Rawlinson who created the man who created the tattoo, Jake YOU ARE AMAZINGLY TALENTED. That’s a lot of gratitude in one greedy point.
3. This could be a daily entry but I have to say that I am blessed to have a shorter commute and that I now get home at a “normal” time as opposed to the hellish journey to Andover every day or the more recent one to Croydon which, although not far, took an age because of ridiculous transport links.
WILL YOU JOIN ME IN THE 21 DAY CHALLENGE?
On the surface I seem fine but I am just like you, dealing with the challenges that come my way.
Life can be one struggle after another and you can begin to wonder why you bother.
Do you ever feel that you invest too much time and energy in people and activities where your efforts are unrecognised and, perhaps worse, taken for granted?
I don’t seek praise or validation but I do need to learn where best to focus my efforts.
In a bid to maximise my time and bring more positivity, I have been searching for inspiration online.
TED talks are consistently life affirming and there’s nothing better than pouring a glass of wine and settling down to catch a few of these talks on Netflix or YouTube.
One of the talks recently was about changing your perspective and refocusing by finding and acknowledging the positives, whilst letting go and not dwelling on the negatives.
So, in a bid to reprogram my mind, I will take the 21 Day Challenge. Apparantly, after 21 Days, this thinking will become automatic.
This is not to say that I’m a negative person, far from it, but I am like anyone else; when faced with a solid, constant barrage of challenges, I get exhausted and feel my motivation begin to drop.
So, here is what I will do:
Acknowledge and write down 3 reasons to be grateful – 21 Days
1 email or message of gratitude – 21Days
In addition, I will continue to watch TED Talks, spend time with people who Uplift me, focus on what is needed to move forward by assessing what it is I really need and prioritise positive thought over negative contemplation.
The great thing about this initiative is that even before writing down my first reason to be grateful, I am buzzing as I mentally begin to consider all the many wonderful people in my life.
Damn it, I have so much to be grateful for!
WILL YOU JOIN ME?
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