Every story is subjective, colored by our feelings and how we relate to what happened. Lately I have been focusing on the frustrations. Yes, even as a gratitude coach I have times of lapse. It is a great reminder to me to take a look at what underlying needs I have that I am ignoring and where I can readjust my thinking to return to a more positive frame of mind.
Number one is shifting my self-care to let go of the parts that are no longer what I need and allowing other options to see which helps me feel more rooted. I know one piece of this shift is my diet. I am needing more vegetables and greens as the days get shorter. And my skin is saying I need to be drinking more water as well.
My meditation practice needs to be revamped as I find myself falling asleep during the times I have scheduled to meditate. I need a different atmosphere, different time, or perhaps even a different style of meditation. And obviously I need more sleep overnight as well.
My gratitude practice is still solid in the morning and evening but it is time to start challenging myself throughout the day and in each situation to find the positive. How can I end each conversation on a positive note? How can I find the positive in the little hiccups that naturally come with life?
I'm grateful for this awareness. I'm grateful to be honest with myself and acknowledge work needs done in this area. I'm grateful to use this as a tool for a more positive life and release any judgements about it. I'm grateful to know that my friends and family are supportive when I focus on positive shifts. I'm grateful to make a new plan and give power back to myself and my words.
What is the theme of your words these days? How is your gratitude practice?
May today support any changes we feel we need. May we celebrate the areas that we are doing well and release any judgement about what we want to change. Have a beautiful day!