Happy Monday Reader!
We're back for a new affirmation to power us through the week.
This week let's cultivate gratitude. Taking time every day to pay attention to what we're grateful for has so many benefits: it's free, it's quick, and it improves mental & physical health.
The Mayo Clinic tells us "that feeling thankful can improve sleep, mood and immunity. Gratitude can decrease depression, anxiety, difficulties with chronic pain and risk of disease."
With all those potential benefits, we'd be fools to not focus on gratitude daily!
To bring our attention to being grateful this week, say to yourself every day:
"I am grateful for the abundance in my life."
Then think of a list of things you are grateful for, or that are abundant in your life.
You can start with the simple, obvious things such as family, a roof over your head, food to eat, money in the bank, etc.
But where else do you have abundance to be grateful for?
Do you have an abundance of happy memories of someone who's now gone from your life?
Do you have an abundance of weeds in the yard that provide for pollinators to keep our ecosystem thriving?
Can you be grateful for yourself? For traits that you don't always appreciate, such as being stubborn (because you never give up at work either)?
Or for small things you do without even thinking about it? Like picking up around the house (I am grateful I notice the things to tidy.) or cooking a meal (I am grateful I get to make a meal that accommodates my & my family's health needs.)?
Get creative with it, and see how small you can go! Or try finding a way to be grateful for bad experiences too. (We were rear-ended in August, and I was grateful no one was injured, for example.)
Practicing gratitude when we're experiencing less pleasant emotions can help us remember life is good overall, even if it seems crappy in the moment.
This week we are focusing on everything we have in abundance, and what we are grateful for by repeating 21x every day "I am grateful for the abundance in my life."
As always, affirmations work best when you truly believe them. They need to resonate with you and feel achievable. So feel free to modify any I suggest, or develop entirely new ones!
Say them as long as you want. I'm sharing a new affirmation each week, but that doesn't mean you have to switch it up each week unless it feels right. You can add new ones as often as you want and have as many as you want. You can say a different affirmation every day, or at different times of the day. You choose!
I'd love to hear the impact it has! (But if you decide affirmations are not for you, click here to be removed from this weekly email.)
I hope this affirmation sets you up for a kick ass week and I'll see you next Monday for a new one to try!
Breathe deep. Drink plenty of water. You got this!
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