Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
My outlook on life.
Everything that got me to where I am now.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
Do the thing you resist doing. It is something I try to get all of my riders and clients to do. What you are trying your damnedest to get out of is the very thing that will doggedly pursue you until it is acknowledged in some way. What you resist persists. When you are avoiding something it will, at some point, be too big to ignore. It is something that I have to remind myself of on a regular basis.
Who wants to do what they don't want to do? I mean, if it isn't fun, if it highlights an area of weakness or demonstrates a part of your life that you haven't gotten a handle on then sweeping it under the rug is an appealing option. No one want to feel like a failure, especially if that something you are avoiding is actually within your control to manage. So often our avoidance is irrational. We tend to avoid things that would, when we faced them, give us a sense of peace and calm like nothing else. We make the thing that we are afraid of really big until it takes up space in a disproportionate way to the size of the issue.
Try facing that thing, that scary monster under your bed. No, don't try, do it. It is time to get out from under the thing (your own mind) that is playing tricks on you. Facing your fears has a power in it that is unrivaled. When you do the thing that scares you you realize that fear is never the issue, it is the lack of trust in yourself. You can handle what you are given, I promise. You can deal with whatever shows up in your life, you are strong enough.