People are always going on about the benefits of gratitude and keeping a gratitude journal etc., and I can tell you this one thing has probably single-handedly helped me change my life.
When you are trying to find things to be thankful for in even the darkest moments – things like having a roof over your head, being able to read this page, having food and water – some of the basic things we take for total granted, will help you to turn your perspective right around.
Even in moments when I was struggling and saw no way out, for example when I had no job or money for rent and thought I’d be homeless, coming back to gratitude was so powerful and helped me move beyond my desperation and acknowledge how much I still had.
Gratitude has helped me to change my perspective and look at my life, my past, all that has happened and see it as something that has happened FOR me, rather than TO me.
Can you list 20 things you are grateful for right now?
This blog post is a snippet from the self-care guide in my book, Embodied. You can get your own copy of Embodied here or anywhere you buy your books online.
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