Good morning! It is Tuesday, the first of 2013!! :) Gratitude breeds more gratitude… isn't that awesome? What will your new year bring?
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:
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:
The excitement of the New Year is upon us, how will it motivate us towards growth, towards healing, towards our goals? The best part of a new year is the hope of a new beginning, of starting over, continuing something amazing or letting something go. What we all need to remember is that the effects of this awesome moment are often short lived. We go back to work, to our regular life after the excitement of the holidays wears off. We go back to our old ways of being. It is what is comfortable, what we know. How do you do something different. You do it daily. You remind yourself and commit to it now. You take into consideration the time you won't want to continue and you make a plan to get over that hump. You stay realistic. You give yourself permission to want to quit and then you keep going. When we get over the idea that we have to, in the moment, want to do something (that is good for us in the long run) in order to do it. This is a false idea. Wanting to do it is nice, a bonus. Doing it is a necessity if your goals are important to you. Wanting to do it makes whatever it is easier, indeed… but it isn't necessary, the wanting. Your life is a decision, daily. You decide to do everything, your life is your choice. Where do you want it to go? How do you want it to be lived? Remember this everyday. Every. Single. Day.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!