I know I’ve talked about thankfulness before, but I think it’s worth reminding you about it again.
Here’s a little video from Mindvalley with a twist that you might find useful:
I must admit that I don’t actually do this myself before I go to bed.
But I do first thing in the morning and during the day whenever I can.
I can’t stress this enough:
Being thankful is probably the most important habit to get into if you want to develop a positive mindset.
You may think you’ve got nothing to be thankful for, but if you sit down for a moment, I’m sure you can come up with something.
And then something else.
And just being thankful once in a blue moon isn’t good enough. You need to make it a habit.
‘We are what we repeatedly do,’ as Aristotle said.
And it’s not enough to think thankful, you’ve got to feel it, as the good doctor in the video says.
You may start without much enthusiasm, but that will come if you keep it up.
And you may wonder to whom you should say that you’re thankful.
It can be God, the Force, Father Christmas, your life compagnon, your pet or even just yourself.
Just do it.
It will force you to look outwards rather than inwards.
It will put all your troubles into perspective.
And I guarantee you’ll feel happier about yourself and your life and those around you will be happier with you too.
Here’s the video link again:
Have a great weekend.
May you life never become an endurance test!