For those of us living in a four-season climate, winter can really get you down, can’t it? After the warm fuzzy feelings of the holidays wear off, we’re left with a lot of humdrum winter blah. But, with spring just around the corner, we thought it important to remember to keep an attitude of gratitude. While the clouds may still be sending down snow or sleet, we get the choice to radiate sunshine!
Gratitude has been a much talked about topic for a while now. Psychologists and scientists have even proven that a grateful attitude can improve a person’s overall well-being! People who adopt this attitude tend to enjoy life more, and find ease and simplicity in day-to-day functions. Sounds fantastic, right? So how can you start feeling more grateful?
There are a lot of articles and tips on how to go about achieving and maintaining an attitude of gratitude (just ask the Huffington Post!), but one sure fire starting point is a gratitude journal. Encouraged by self-help gurus everywhere, taking a moment to reflect each day on just one small thing for which you are grateful will set you on the right path.
It is important to remain realistic, however. No one can be happy all of the time. It takes complete self-honesty. Take serious stock of what you have, what you think you should have, and what you have been taught to think you should have. There are huge differences between the three. Once you start to realize that the “what you have” list is the reality, you can better accept and be grateful for all you have and will accomplish.
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