1. This may be in poor taste but I have to say that having the ability to send emails whilst having a poo is a real time-saver! Who says that men can’t multi-task?! I’ve just sent 13 emails and it wasn’t even a big poo! Apologies but I am sincerely grateful for these advances in technology.
2. TES Resources are a second time-saving addition to my busy life. Often the worksheets and powerpoints are immediately usable or with a slight tweak they are perfect for whatever lesson I’m preparing. Thanks to all the amazing teachers in this country who are willing to share their inventive, creative and clever ideas.
3. Lastly, for today, I am immensely thankful for the extended chosen family in my life. Friends really are the family that you choose and I have been blessed immeasurably by so many rewarding and enriching friendships. Too many to list…but yes, I mean YOU…and, of course, YOU!
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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