Attitude of Gratitude!
There are days where I could just hide under my duvet cover and stay there, especially during the winter months. That slippery slope leading to depression, when you live with a chronic condition, is all too easy to slide down.
I have found an Attitude of Gratitude is all important to keeping my spirits lifted. No matter what, we all have so much to truly be grateful for.
There are so many benefits on multiple levels when you focus on the positives in life:
Just stop for a moment to feel gratitude for all the things in your life you have to be grateful for:
• The health we do have
• Our senses, just think about how precious sight is
• Our home and food
This is just a short list, I am sure you will think of 100’s
Keeping a Gratitude Journal is hugely beneficial to boosting your mood on those challenging days. Just take a look back at all the amazing things and people that have come into your life. Even the smallest of things that you are grateful for have a positive impact.
There have been studies that have shown people who wrote about things they felt grateful for were more optimistic, happier in their lives in general and felt a greater sense of well-being.
Ingratitude can be a trigger for stress. We know the harm that stress can cause, to name just a few: decrease our attention, memory, problem-solving and many more. This is a very deep subject and I have only touched on the very surface here. I will be writing more on this subject.
That leaves us with homework for today…
When was the last time you told someone you care for how grateful you are to have them in your life? Do it today!
Have a wonderful day