If you read my last blog post you'll recall that my 'main aim' for 2016 is to invest in myself. We all get so incredibly bogged down with 'life' and can often end up existing rather than living the life we would choose. So this year I'm making a conscious effort to enrich my life in as many ways as I can, documenting and sharing with you all along the way.
So I've started being grateful.
Sounds simple right?
I'll let you into a secret... It is!!
So here's how it works:
Everyday find something to be grateful for, be it big or small. Take 10 minutes each evening to sit and write it down. I've treated myself to a jazzy notebook (stationary is a weakness of mine) which I use as a gratitude diary. Every night I write three things that I'm grateful for and, no matter how bad the day has been, I have always been able to find 3 things.
After a few days I noticed that during the day I'd start to think, 'oh, that can go in my gratitude diary tonight,' in other words I'm subconsciously looking for the positive in situations rather than the negatives that we usually tend to pick up on.
I'm now two weeks in and guess what, it's starting to have a knock on effect on the people around me! A few people have passed comment on how happy and content I seem, some have even started to notice their own negative thoughts when they're around me. But best of all I've noticed a difference, yes I still get stressed, yes things still upset me and yes I still let some things get to me that I really shouldn't. But, on the whole, I'm happier, more relaxed, and so much more optimistic than I've been for a long time.
And that's not all...
Now I've got all these good vibes going on I'm actually attracting more happiness into my life, you know how it goes, you buy a beautiful new dress and the next thing you know you see two other people wearing it and someone on the telly!
So why not give it a go, pop a comment on the bottom of this post telling me what it is you're grateful for! Try it out for a couple of weeks and let me know if you see a difference.
Owner and Artist at The Glass Goddess.