2020 has been a rollercoaster year. We all have been through a lot this year. A lot of things happened first time in our lives this year. A lot has been lost and gained.
My family and I have also lost quite a bit this year however, I realised it’s important to be grateful of what we still have.
In this lockdown, I realised the value of those small things we take for granted just cause it’s readily available.
We are so used to being critical about a lot of things in life. A lot of us have a habit of looking at a glass as half empty instead of half full. Be thankful anyway, cause our necessities could be somebody’s luxury. Please don’t take it for granted.
Let’s do a quick check on how Grateful you are, TRUST ME this will help.
Using the scale below as a guide, write a number beside each statement to indicate how much you agree with it. 1 = strongly disagree 2 = disagree 3 = slightly disagree 4 = neutral 5 = slightly agree 6 = agree 7 = strongly agree
— 1. I have so much in life to be thankful for. — 2. If I had to list everything that I felt grateful for, it would be a very long list. — 3. When I look at the world, I don’t see much to be grateful for. — 4. I am grateful to a wide variety of people. — 5. As I get older I find myself more able to appreciate the people, events, and situations that have been part of my life history. — 6. Long amounts of time can go by before I feel grateful to something or someone.
I hope this helped you figure out where you stand.
In my personal experience gratitude helps you in a lot of different ways it gives you and your life a new lookout. It gives us a different vision that we need for our own happiness. Gratitude makes us look at the beauty in relationships instead of flaws. Its easier to complain, to find flaws in the other person in a relationship or at office or in a family. However, it’s a proven fact that gratitude strengthen our relationships.
Lesser known BENIFITS of gratitude
Gratitude helps people with various psychological challenges like anxiety and panic attacks
Evidence that gratitude may benefit people in drug and alcohol recovery.
While there was a positive association between gratitude and future sobriety in people who were sober following treatment, the association between gratitude and future abstinence was negative for people who were drinking frequently following treatment.
High levels of gratitude might obscure life problems, such as risky or harmful levels or drinking, which might best be brought to light.
We have few days left in this year, let’s take a 21 days of gratitude challenge. Every day use this list to be thankful, trust me by the end of these 21 days we will be ECSTATIC that you took this challenge.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney