I gave myself a bit of a talking to recently after detecting some whiney, whingey inner talk. I’d been aware of a feeling of dissatisfaction creeping in and had noticed this part of me demanding more and more, more sunshine… more income… more…
So I decided the last thing I would do before bed was to write a list of things to be grateful for. I started this on a Sunday night and d’you know by the Tuesday I experienced a really strong feeling of excitement cursing through my body, at the prospect of a get together with some friends (which is a reasonably regular occurrence). It was sufficiently strong and noticeable enough for me to want to blog about it.
What amazed me was the actual physical shift in my body (which is where the emotions reside). The sensation I experienced was a real feel-good factor that I knew for sure had been generated by the daily dose of gratitude I’d enforced on my mind.
Then I did a bit of research and who knew… there’s been research on the power of gratitude! Maybe you’ll find this article interesting too http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/09/practicing-gratitude-can-increase.php
Develop an Attitude of Gratitude
Anyway, don’t take my word for it do your own research.
On a scale of 0 = dreadful 10 = fantastic, rate how you feel right now in terms of satisfaction with your life.
Now I dare you to take my challenge and every evening before you go off to sleep write in your note pad (or on this occasion even in the notes section of your phone) at least 3 things you are grateful for, then rate your score again at the end of the week and let me know how you get on.
Thanks for reading.