“Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some” – Charles Dickens”
ph360 encourages you to look at all areas of your life, not just what you are eating. A major part of being fit and well is how you think and feel about things that are going on in your life. A positive outlook can make you look and feel fit and healthy and is a major part in curing or reducing health issues.
One of the most effective strategies to change a negative mindset is gratitude. It is probably the number one favorite exercise with my clients to reduce pessimism, worry and stress.
Gratitude increases positivity because it helps balance the scales between giving and receiving. Women especially are experts at meeting the needs of others but not their own and if someone pays us a compliment it is often dismissed with a but…
Most people don’t notice the millions of things to be grateful for in each day due to the brains negative bias that makes it focus on the negative and not the positive, unless we train it otherwise.
Treat yourself to a small notebook
Each night before you go to sleep write down 5 things that you are grateful for that day.
If you are struggling look at all areas of your life and what is going on in your environment. e.g.
- I am grateful that it was sunny today
- The compliment I received from …on how my hair/dress looked
- I was able to get all the shopping I needed
- My home feels warm and safe on these dark nights
- My son shared what he had done at school today.
Going to sleep in a positive mind helps you wake up in a positive mind and the energy that you put out to the universe is what you will attract. Therefore putting out a positive energy means that you will receive more positive energy in return.
The action of writing your gratitude’s down ignites a thought process of how you can take action to achieve what you want in life.
Within a few days of doing this exercise you will become more aware throughout the day of little things that make you smile and feel good.