Attitude of gratitude
Someone said that it is impossible for your mind to be in a state of anxiety or apprehension if you are practicing gratitude. An attitude of gratitude means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis, for both the big and small things alike.
I think back on the last year and i see the areas that i struggled, but I also see the areas that i am so thankful for. I may not have hit all of my goals for 2019, but i made great strides in some other areas that caused me to grow: as a business owner, as a wife, as a friend and as a human in general. I am so grateful for those things.
Often times we scroll thru social media and see others that appear to be living their best life, and the truth is, we really don’t know what their story is. We may see someone who is crying out on social media and need to have grace with them. They may not realize there are other ways to find help and refocus their mindset.
I choose everyday to not put negative things on social media. I choose to not dwell in the “downs” of my life. My life is not perfect, it for sure is not all roses and rainbows, I struggle often with depression and feeling as though I am not enough. Comparison is just a yucky road to go down, so when I find myself turning in that direction – I have to stop and remember the things I am most grateful for in my life. I have to redirect my path and get back on the road that is going to help me rise above and move forward.
So with 2019 coming to an end, we will see all the posts and memes about a new year, a new you, etc… but what I really want you to remember is that you are the only one in charge of your mindset. Don’t post negativity. Don’t dwell in the sadness. Ask for help. Set your ego aside, and find the help you need. Do the work. It took you this many years to be at this point in your story – it won’t be an immediate fix. Work to focus on the things that you are grateful for. Don’t surf pinterest for sad quotes – find quotes that make you sit a little taller.
Walk into 2020 with a mindset of gratitude and hold on tight to that. This can be your year… and my hope is that your dreams come true and you find the strength within to do the work to make it happen.
Comment below and tell me what you are grateful for. I would love to know.
All my love