Have you ever found yourself in a negative loop? Like maybe you woke up late, spilled your coffee, stuck in traffic and you just keep thinking what else can go wrong today? And then life throws you another curveball?
We do attract what we think. I see all the time people will say, well I think I’ll win the lottery. Well, it doesn’t quite work like that, because you really don’t think you will win the lottery. There is doubt in the back of your mind.
Now, while it might not be that easy and simple to win the lottery, wouldn’t it be a lot better to have positive thoughts and attract more positivity and happiness in your life?
To me, this sounds pretty good! It doesn’t mean life won’t throw us a curveball now and then, but it does help us with resiliency and not attract more negativity.
To do this, we need an attitude of gratitude. All it takes is 5 minutes a day, every day, to write down or say out loud 3 things you are grateful for.
A group of us did this 5 years ago in an email thread. Every workday, we would email each other 3 things we were grateful for. The first few days were fairly easy and then it got a little harder as we weren’t repeating what we were grateful for. And then it got easier again. You start looking for even the little things to be grateful for.
I remember being grateful for my son’s laughter, being able to roll my window down because we had nice weather and feeling the wind in my hair.
It created a habit for me to look for the good in every day, even the little things which in turn has made me a happier person.
I also notice when I’m practicing an attitude of gratitude that it raises my energy level.
In this moment I am grateful for hot water to have relaxing baths, a washing machine and dryer in my home to do laundry, and that my husband and youngest son got to have a boys day out today.
What 3 things are you grateful for?