I believe in gratitude as a practice. I believe in writing down what I’m grateful for daily. Around this time last year I read an article about keeping a gratitude journal numbered sequentially for the entire year, so I started that habit in January. And it’s pretty neat to see that as of August my list includes over 800 things I have been grateful for this year.
I also use gratitude as a tool when I am stressed or anxious about something that I am wishing to come to fruition. By listing all the things I am currently grateful for instead worrying about something that I am hoping to happen, I stay calm and happy. And the great thing is that when I have an attitude of gratitude, it seems like more things I want, fall into place naturally.
So on this self-care Saturday, are you willing to adopt a gratitude practice? How many things do you think you can be grateful for between now and the end of the year. I bet you will be surprised. I typically have 10-20 things on my list each day.
Adopting a gratitude practice brings joy to your life each day. It’s a great form of self-care so give it a try!
Happy Saturday. xo,