“𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙄 𝙖𝙢, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙮 𝙄 𝙨𝙚𝙚.” – 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙨
As we manage through further lockdowns, social isolation, and the the dark days of winter, finding ways to stay positive and resilient can be tough.
Let me offer you a simple one: 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚.
Every day, take time to reflect on three things you are grateful for. It can be as simple as the cup of coffee you have in the morning before work, a new notebook, or the fact that it’s not raining!
At the end of every day, take time to reflect on three amazing things that happened today. It could be a nice text you got from a friend, a super schooling session with your horse, or some great feedback your boss gave you in work.
Having done this over the last six weeks consistently, I have found that I see more positives than negatives, I am more grateful for what I have than worrying about what I don’t have, and I find it easier to accept and be ok with bad days, as I know more good is coming.
You can try just one of these habits to start, or both. Do it whatever way works for you. I use an app called the ‘Five Minute Journal’.
This morning, I am grateful for my two wonderful horses (how gorgeous is this picture?!), the fact that my barista is still open for my morning coffee, and that I have my boyfriend working at home with me every day now