Having a gratitude practice has completely changed my outlook. I mean, I’m still salty as a sea captain at times…
…but practicing gratitude has allowed me to be so much more resilient than I once was!
When something negative comes my way, I bounce back way faster than before.
And, ya, it feels like there is a lot to be negative and salty about rn!
But having some kind of gratitude practice where you notice what’s making you happy is an exercise in making your life exponentially better.
Here’s a quick gratitude practice I do that doesn’t require much time or a gratitude journal:
Sit quietly and focus your attention on your breath.
With each inhale, notice something you’re grateful for.
With each exhale, say thank you to that specific thing.
Do this for a certain amount of time or a set number of breaths.
Piece of cake.
What I really love about this is that you can say “thank you” for the good stuff when it comes up.
And the more you look for things to be grateful for, the more you have to be grateful for. So it’s pretty much a no-lose situation.