It's February. When did it become February? As I mentioned before, it's been just an insane couple of months for me with a whole lot of new adjustments. November brought an amazing clinic opportunity with Peak Health and Wellness which had me balancing 3 clinics and teaching for a good two months. I think I had 5 days off during that time! And, of course, I had this challenge going. Obviously, getting in front of the computer didn't happen as often as I thought.
As this poorly-posted challenge came to a close, there are a couple of valuable lessons learned:
1. Even the small, silly things can generate gratitude. Don't overlook them. Like the entertainment value of a hyper cat and a play tube.
2. It's okay to be really grateful for the same thing each day. Especially as I now get to sit in my home office and look at nature (instead of traffic and streetcars), this one came up almost every day.
3. When everything feels overwhelming, stop and find for something to be grateful for. It can be a little thing or a big thing, this forces you to slow down and really puts things into perspective.
4. Make gratitude a habit. Make it into your routine. Every time you're brushing your teeth, express gratitude for something.
5. When you catch yourself complaining about something, immediately follow that with some words of gratitude. Turn that frown upside-down! I find we complain about many things that another person in this world would be so grateful for. #firstworldproblems
Now then, if you're reading this, know that I'm very grateful for your support! For your homework, write down 20 things you're grateful for. If you can go until 50 things, that's amazing! Keep going!
I challenge myself... a lot.