Join me across July and make a shiny new gratitude habit.
I’ve been thinking of doing 30 days of gratitude for a while. But then I’ve been thinking of doing a lot of things for a while. Like writing a new blog. ‘The blog section isn’t going to look great if you don’t use it’ a very wise and lovely friend said when she was helping me with my website. It was a point very well made. I absolutely adore writing so I’m not quite sure why it’s taken me so long. I guess with most things we set out to achieve with good intentions, life has a habit of getting in the way.
So, in the workshop an ‘Introduction to Gratitude’ we spend time thinking about behaviours and how to create new habits. My aim for anyone who’s interested in The Grateful Hearts Club is always to share what I’ve learnt about gratitude, so it’s in your tool kit should you need it. In order to find the joy in life (especially at times when it’s not so obvious) takes some practise. You have to seek out the small joys, acknowledge and celebrate them. The more you do this, the more naturally your brain will start to notice the things you once overlooked. In time you’ll find yourself being more optimistic, as these grateful moments lead you to believe that more goodness is possible.
Like anything in life that we’ve had to learn it takes time and repetition. How many times have you started something (Me: healthy eating, running or the gym) and given up after a few weeks. Or how about when you have stuck it out for a while. You’ve added a shiny new habit to your life that you now can’t live without. I always say about gratitude is that it’s not exercise, or healthy eating and you can even do it in your PJ’s or lying down!
You do have to be committed to making a change. You have to add it into your routine in a way that works for you. I like to write a gratitude card a day. I keep the cards somewhere visible, I have a lovely gratitude jar I keep written cards in and just to be totally extra, mine even has fairy lights in it. It makes me happy when I see it and on tougher days I do a lucky dip and take out cards I’ve written to remind myself of how much I have to be grateful for.
This is why I’ve put together this 30 days of gratitude. The aim is that you will use the prompt to think about what you’re grateful for. I would love it if you shared your own gratitude cards, images, stories or even videos and tagged the Grateful Hearts Club or, if that’s not your thing just thinking or writing down what you’re grateful for would be amazing! Although I sometimes struggle with social media the power of it always amazes me. So, let’s spread some love and gratitude and try and create ourselves a positive new habit. You never know how your grateful thought can inspire someone else.
P.s To get over my fear of being in front of the camera I’m also going to leave a short video to explain my gratitude.
P.p.s If your gratitude is about another person promise me you will reach out and tell them! Help me pass on that warm fuzzy feeling of thankfulness.
Love & Gratitude