Being grateful for what you have is extremely important, not only for our own well being, but also for our creativity. Do you know anyone that works better when their upset? I don’t.
However, after an extremely long week, missing the gym a few times, forgetting that appointment you’ve rescheduled twice, and stubbing your toe right after you woke up, it can be easy to have a negative attitude on life.
It’s crucial to see the positives so that you can stay afloat and not get burned out.
Inc. offers 3 awesome and easy tips that can help you always stay grateful.
“1. Write down 3 things you are grateful for everyday
It’s easy to take things for granted. We don’t realize how lucky we are until something goes wrong. Because of this, many of us adopt a tendency to believe that we are the unlucky ones. We look at others who are successful and think that luck was the greatest factor. “If only I was…” is a phrase that begins to ring in our heads. This leads down to a road none of us want to go down. We start spending time feeling sorry for ourselves instead of working towards our goals. Energy is no longer found in our actions, and our poor attitude starts depressing others.
To prevent this, every night write down 3 things you are grateful for before going to bed. It’s not enough to just think about them, you need to put them on paper. When we do this, as we lay in bed we’ll start pondering the things we wrote down. As we think through them, we begin to understand how fortunate we are to have those assets in our lives. These don’t have to be major objects, and they can change everyday. For instance, yesterday I went to yoga and felt completely relaxed the rest of the day. So that night one of things I wrote down was my yoga membership. This is something I never paid much attention to, but because I put it on paper I realized how much it meant to me. Start doing this yourself, and you’ll understand how many things there are to be grateful for in our lives.”
Check out the other two tips at Inc.