“Cultivate the habit of being grateful” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I have to say I have been feeling a bit down especially since having the flu for a whole week. Then that time of the month came where all I want to do is watch movies and eat all the chocolate; needless to say I have not been very motivated to do anything. Today I realized I had to get out of this slump so I made myself a coffee, did a bit of yoga, and talked with God a bit.
With little motivation I am writing this blog. I am not going to pretend that everything is okay inside my little brain, but I am going to make myself feel better the only way I know how.
Some years ago I read a book called ‘Wherever You Go, There You Are’ by Jon Kabat- Zinn, this book changed my life. To make a long story short, this book taught me to live in the present moment and to live gratefully for all the things that I have- no matter the circumstances. It made a powerful impact on the way I viewed my life, and now whenever I feel down I go back to my center to focus solely on the things I am grateful for. This is what I am doing today.
I am Grateful for…
-Waking up in a bed
-Having a hot shower
-Being able to move my body
-Having clean clothes
-Being able to eat
-The nature that surrounds my home
-Having people that love me around me
-The good moments
-The bad moments
My list could go on forever, I could write what I am grateful for- for hours. The fact that I am able to even write this is something to be grateful for, I instantly feel better. Knowing that I have a lot to be grateful for makes me feel a billion times myself again.
I encourage you to get a piece of paper an write down all the things you are grateful for until you make yourself feel better, do this for a few days and you will feel better I promise. You will realize that what you worry about is simply nothing.
Let me know what you do to keep yourself motivated, I would love to know some of the things you are grateful for.
Until next time,
Lots of Love