Word of the Week: Gratitude!

Gratitude:

  • the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

This word is a pretty big deal.

Sometimes we get so busy, we forget to be thankful. We go through the motions of life, and never stop and think about how lucky we are. I get it, I’ve been there too.

Each day, we should be grateful for what we have, and what we’re able to do. We are able to exercise, we have so many food choices it’s ridiculous, we have clean water flowing through pipes into our homes, we have vehicles to transport us to where ever we please, and so much more.

Sometimes, it just never feels like enough. One of those reasons is that we forget to be thankful.

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The clients that I’ve worked with in the past that expressed gratitude to others and themselves had better dispositions, seemed more calm, were happier in general, and got better results.

This isn’t an accident.

ACTION STEP 1: think about one thing that you’re grateful for every day. This can be anything: you can be happy about a new personal record, that you nailed your nutrition habit, that your partner made the bed, or that your child gave you a sweet snuggle! Now, write it down on a piece of paper.

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ACTION STEP 2: tell one person that you appreciate them in some way for the next week. This can be anything as well. Maybe: tell that co-worker that’s been helping you out that you appreciate them, tell your partner how much they mean to you and thank them for making dinner, tell your kids how grateful you are that they cleaned up without you asking. You will be amazed how good it makes them feel, and how much more often they’ll repeat the task that you thanked them for! You’ll feel great for telling someone how you feel too, it’s a win-win! If you don’t feel comfortable telling them in person, write them a note or send a text. That still counts!

Do this every day for one week, and see if anything changes in your life! Heck, I’d even suggest doing this every day forever! It can’t hurt!

Good luck!

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