Gratitude is a game-changer.
Negative thoughts getting you down? The simple practice of gratitude can rewire your brain to be more positive!
Research shows that writing down three things you’re grateful for can increase your level of optimism by 15%! Additionally, giving thanks can boost willpower, improve work performance, reduce stress, and even enhance sleep quality!
There are many different ways to shift into a more positive, grateful state. Some of my favorite methods include listing my blessings (in my head) before falling asleep each night, Tara Brach’s Loving Kindness Meditation, and The 5-Minute Journal. But lately, I’ve been using a new approach to cultivate gratitude & it has been more transformative than any other practice I’ve ever done.
Here is my #1 tip to develop an attitude of gratitude…
Refuse to turn your blessings into burdens.
This week, I noticed myself getting overwhelmed by my to-do list, upcoming performances, and work deadlines. I shifted into “pity party mode” for a few minutes, but then I remembered a quote I heard on the Primal Potential podcast: “Don’t turn your blessings into burdens.”
We have the choice to be the victim or victor of our circumstances. Instead of continuing to feed the story I was creating about how stressful and busy this season will be, I changed my perspective.
Booking shows is a blessing.
Having a job that I love is a blessing.
Pursuing my dreams is a blessing.
Taking great care of my health is a blessing.
Spending time with family is a blessing.
Next time you catch yourself going down a negative path, ask yourself,
“What can I do to feel more positive and in control? What small action steps can I execute today to make the day easier?”
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