It’s SO easy to notice what’s going wrong in our world as compared to what’s going right.
I fall into this trap more often than I like to admit. I notice all the things I haven’t done and immediately begin to stress myself out thinking about how and when I’m going to do those things. I instantly feel tired and overwhelmed and often become tense and snippy with my loved ones; the people I want to be my best for every day.
I was inspired to share this with you, in the hopes that you join me in a super simple 7 day gratitude practice. I know you may be thinking “something else to do this week?!”. I’m right there with you on that thought. That was actually my very first thought when the idea of a 7 day gratitude practice popped up in my consciousness. I thought “Really?! WHY?! I’m so busy and I can’t handle just one.more.thing”. Then I heard “Yes, really.” I’ve already done this practice today and I can tell you it is super quick (30 seconds) and can instantly shift your outlook on life today.
All you have to do is think of ONE thing you are grateful for today. Close your eyes, bring it into your mind, and just let it settle and seep into your body. Notice what changes in your body and breath. Notice if that shift stays with you a while. Ahhhhhh, now isn’t that lovely.
Please join me for this 7 day practice; I could really use your comraderie! I set an alarm on my phone for every day this week to remind myself to do it. Let me know how it goes for you and I will share my feelings on it in next week’s newsletter!
I’m teaching Balanced tonight at 6 at YogaSpace! It would be great to see you and we can do this gratefulness practice together 🙂