Acknowledge and write down 3 reasons to be grateful
1. It’s the weekend! Not that I’ve had a terrible week but it has been full on and exhausting. Being in a new school means meeting so many new people and it has taken a lot of energy. I’ll be glad to wake up without the alarm clock tomorrow. For some reason, my alarm is Tim Minchin singing this:
It does start the day in a positive way, I have to admit.
2. Loving that, just as with The Give ’em Hope Campaign, friends are interacting and sharing positive experiences with each other whilst participating in the Attitude of Gratitude – 21 Day Challenge. I love to see how the much maligned facebook can be used for good.
3. Lastly, I am grateful that the universe provides what is needed and I must remind myself that this is always true. I need to have greater faith in this and stop stressing so much about what may or may not be.
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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