When you are feeling the world close in and most of what you’re feeling seems negative, it’s a perfect time to be grateful.
It sounds a bit counter-intuitive, but thinking of all the things you can be grateful for, as small and insignificant as they may be, can have a lifting affect on you.
So here’s an exercise to move you forward.
For the next week, create a “gratitude journal” and make a list at night, writing down all the things you have to be grateful for during the day: your bed, the roof over your head, your dog greeting you at the door, that you were able to walk outside and spend 10 minutes listening to the birds, that you can walk without pain, someone smiled at you on the train… anything that shows you the universe provides you moments of good too.
Something to think about.