At the beginning of the year, I decided to start a gratitude journal. It’s an easy concept; at the end of each day, list 10 things you’re grateful for. I have to be honest, when I first started this exercise I was skeptical. What was it really going to do for me? I mean, I’m grateful for everything I have. Well, at least I thought I was. But what I found was that sitting down and thinking of ALL THE THINGS, really changed my outlook and forced me to put my thoughts in a positive place. It’s been such a good experience, I hope you’ll try it too. Here’s 3 key things I learned from my gratitude journal:
Somewhere in our history, making new year’s resolutions became a thing. It seems to always follow the same cycle. Make a resolution that we truly desire to adopt and change ourselves for the better. Then we get about a week in and slowly bit by bit we’ve let go of the resolution. I used to resolve to eat better or exercise more only to break it almost immediately. Then, I was totally disappointed in myself and already beaten down before I even got going. Does this sound familiar? Welp, this year let’s resolve to break the cycle! Here’s how we’re gonna do it.