11 Apr Practicing Gratitude beats taking Prozac
This may be a bold statement but according to Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley there is a heap of evidence to support it and I am right behind him in this belief. And how do I know this? Because I practice it every day and even more when I am feeling a bit lost or hard done by.
During these challenging days when some of us are feeling a lot less than grateful, people are losing loved ones, people are scared, lonely, broke, the list goes on. It is true that our lives have changed unrecognizably in the last few weeks but I’m sure most of us still have much to be grateful for, also I suspect we still have more during these hard time than half of the world has on a normal day.
Finding a way to find gratitude in your life is a sure fire way to get a positive slant on life and is probably even more important through these strange days we find ourselves in.
You can practice gratitude at any time of the day but doing it first thing in the morning sets you up for great day and last thing at night sets you up for a good night’s sleep.
You can also get the kids involved if you have any; it is good to ask them regularly ‘What 3 things are you grateful for today?’ It might stop them taking things for granted if they have to stop and think about it. You may even find yourself on the list; I know I am a regular feature!
Inspired by a beautiful book ‘A Thousand Gifts’ by Ann Voskamp, I have a gratitude journal and am well on my way to achieving my goal of 1,000 things I am thankful for in my life. I love read through it and reminisce especially when I need a little reminder.
So thank you for reading this blog post! Feel free to visit my website www.yourhealthyself.co.uk. I hope you can start your list today; you may be surprised just how good this simple practice makes you feel.