Attitude of Gratitude
As we enter into the fall season in the United States and approach the often hectic “Holiday” season, this is a good time to practice being grateful. The grateful attitude you develop or nurture now will sustain you through the coming challenges with friends, family and co-workers that often arise at this time of the year.
- Say words of encouragement to yourself upon waking in the morning.
- Eat nutritious, well balanced meals daily to give yourself the fuel to thrive.
- Program words of encouragement to pop-up on your smart phone or computer throughout the day.
- Carry pictures with you that enhance your sense of wellbeing and contentment; physical pictures, smart phone pictures or on the computer, whichever works well for you.
- Say something positive to at least one person in your environment daily, even if you don’t know them; i.e. the clerk at the store or restaurant, a person passing by who appears to be stressed or sad or lonely.
- Look in the mirror periodically throughout the day and compliment yourself.
- Make a list of fun, pleasant or exciting things that occurred during the day.
- Read at least one humorous story or watch one humorous video online every day to give you a boost of endorphins; the feel good hormones that come with exercise and laughter.
- Walk a few extra steps each day, exercise, stretch in order to keep your body limber and increase those feel good hormones.
- Write down at least ten things every night that you were grateful for during the day and dwell on those things before bedtime instead of the worries of the world.
Be well, stay well and thrive with your Attitude of Gratitude!
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