So. I’ve been really into reading up on all things gratitude lately. (See my previous post Book Review #1 – The Gratitude Diaries for more info and such). I think gratitude can have a massively positive impact on your outlook on life. I like to think of myself as a positive person, and I think gratitude can only add to that.
After reading The Gratitude Diaries I’ve started a gratitude diary. I write 3 things at the end of each day that I am grateful for. These have ranged from being grateful for my mum cooking me a delicious meal (go mum!) or being able to use my legs and walk. Anything goes! It really does help alter your perspective of your day into looking at the silver lining and the good aspect of your day, rather than the negative. I think it has even been proven that you always remember the thing that happened last. So if the last thing to happen to you at any given time, maybe a horrible end of a holiday or awkward end to a phone conversation you are more likely to dwell on that than the lovely holiday you just had. So I think writing 3 things I am grateful for at the end of each day means that positivity sticks in my mind!
It’s amazing how easy it is to think of things to be grateful for. We live in a world where I know I take so much for granted, like having easy access to buying food, unlimited water and warmth, that I forget how lucky I am. This gratitude diary helps to remind me of that, and even on bad days I can still think of 3 things I am grateful for. Okay.. so quite a few times I have been grateful for my cats.. but still, it’s a positive thought!!
Following in the same footsteps as my gratitude diary I have decided to have a weekly post on here called “Living Grateful”. This will be where I write what I am grateful for that week, hopefully with some accompanying photos – if I can remember to take any!!
Hopefully this inspires you to start your own gratitude diary – let me know if you do and how you get along 🙂
Have a lovely Saturday everyone!