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:
Having Many Talents.
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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:
Take your time. Breathe. Let your feelings come to the surface? What are they? How often do you check in with yourself? How often do you just let things be what they are. We are so busy racing around, doing this, doing that; in this meeting, and that event. When do you allow time to pass while checking in with yourself and allowing feelings to move through you…? Better yet, how often do you sit with an idea, an intention and block everything else out and let only what you will in?
What are you running away from? What keeps you from spending time with you, thinking, feeling, getting down to what is happening under the surface and deeper. If you never stop to find out how will you move through it, beyond it? How will you find peace if you aren't willing to look at what is disrupting it inside of you? Spend consistent time with yourself letting the thoughts come and observing them, not judging them and acknowledging them. You are the first person in your life you are in relationship with. Your feelings matter for you. Your ideas, thoughts, desires and inclinations are important to you. When you aren't aware of what any of those are it is difficult to truly meet your own needs, let alone have anyone else try to really support you.
You don't need to sit in that place of observation forever. At some point during your mandatory "you" time you can put your energy into what you want to become, what you want to bring into your life. Cutting out all of the extraneous chatter and bringing in only what you want to hear, see… what serves you and your highest good. The practice of focusing your mind and relaxing your mind allows you to do both at will. We are absolutely lazy when it comes to our thoughts and mental ability. It is time to shape up mentally in the same way we shape up physically… by practicing everyday. Anything you want to change, anything you want to create takes energy, takes you seeing it into existence. Do the work and the work will be done.