I have spoken a lot about gratitude in the past. I think it has become even more important now and I really believe people are starting to understand why.
Attitude of Gratitude
Mindset shifts are so much more powerful than many of us will ever realise. If you know me, you will know that I am a huge preacher of the idea that, what we think, we attract. A negative focus will ultimately end us making us feel shitter. Whereas, finding a positive will always, always, give us a glimmer of hope.
A Moment of Reflection
Sometimes, that glimmer of hope is enough. I don’t feel happy everyday. This past month has been really testing for everyone, we have been finding new ways of working, communicating and, staying fit and healthy.
Under ‘normal’ circumstances, I am a gym-goer, gin drinker and adventurer.. No, I haven’t changed all that much, in fact, my gin consumption has been very free-flowing. The point I am making is, I have had to find new ways of keeping myself entertained and new forms of escapism.
I am still happy within myself, however, like most, I have had an influx of anxious days, moments of worry and just days of feeling downright shit. Some days, I wake up feeling like I can tackle everything head on, others, I prise myself out of bed. The reason I am saying this, is because I know I speak on behalf of so many.
Finding that Focus
Whilst I think it would be silly to pretend that I am in a stasis of feeling happy-go-lucky, I acknowledge the moments when anxiety rears its ugly head.
I know when I am not feeling ‘right’ and sometimes I just accept that. Other times, I will do what I can to uplift myself. My home workouts have varied greatly, and I have been finding a consistency with my running.
Finding something to keep my mind occupied for part of my day has been extremely helpful. Looking back, I have become more familiar with the things I am grateful for, most probably, because I have had more time alone, and more time to think.
Each of us deals with life’s challenges in our own way. I just hope that you too, can come out of this with a clearer idea of what makes you happy. What really makes you feel grateful? Which of your friends have checked up on you, or you on them? What really matters to you?