What are you most grateful for?
If you sit down with a pen and notebook can you come up with at least ten things to be grateful for?
When I started my gratitude journal on Friday July 11, 2020 coming up with even 4 things for the list was a challenge. I had just broken up with a boyfriend a couple of weeks earlier, in the middle of a global pandemic, and finding a new place to live was turning out to be a mountainous task on top of an already traumatic situation. My businesses had all taken an extreme dive due to COVID 19 ensuring a giant cherry on an already pretty shit sundae. I now found myself sulking in my parents basement as everything I had worked so hard for crumbled. But deep down I knew I still had many things to be thankful for. I knew I needed to focus on the positives to raise my vibration.
So the journal began:
rent free accommodations
my mom as company
access to health care
My confidence was at an all time low but I still managed to squeeze out 4 silver linings.
I wanted to change a lot of things in my life at once but I knew that none of that would be possible if I didn't get my mind in a more positive state. So I sat with my pen and notebook and struggled through the weeks trying to find things to be grateful for. Along with the journal I took on many different mantras:
I am confident
I am strong
I am powerful
I am loved.
Being gratuitous has not only raised my personal vibration but has made it easier to go with the flow which has brought abundance and joy into my life that I never knew was possible!
I was able to finally focus my 5 years of entrepreneurial experience into the creation of the Business Builder Program which now helps other entrepreneurs not only build strong companies but even stronger support systems.
Starting a gratitude journal WILL fast track you to a more positive outlook and in turn a more positive life. I now limit my entries to 10 per day because I truly feel I could fill up every page.
Today my entries look something like this:
finding my purpose
50 students in my Business Builder Program
being debt free
a strong support system
being the first self made millionaire in my family
a powerful mind
access to knowledge
Which is a vast difference from where I was just mere months ago.
I am now in a detached house all to myself in Airdrie that has a literal white picket fence. I have a giant yard that my pets frolic in freely.
I can full heartedly say we are the happiest we have ever been.
Gratitude is the language of the universe and has many scientifically proven benefits as outlined in this article by Psychology Today:
Opens the door to more relationships
Improves physical fitness
Improves psychological health
Enhances empathy and reduces aggression
Helps improve sleep quality
Improves self esteem
Increases mental strength
Everyone has the ability to practice gratitude but it takes that practice to be able to find the silver linings all of the time.
Start with a daily gratitude journal in a separate notebook and express your gratitude either in the morning or before bed. Or both! Try to coming up with at least ten but if it's not possible just make sure you make an entry.