As humans, we are naturally wired to consider the negative side of a situation. When we read the news, hear about additional restrictions or misplace something valuable, it’s easy to focus on what’s going wrong. But when we think about our lives, and I mean really think about all of the different components, there’s a lot to be thankful for.
We invite you to take a moment now and think of five aspects of your life you are thankful for. This could be a loved one, the changing of seasons, a certain scent that reminds you of place or memory, or something as simple as the ability to breathe. Now, sit with those five things for a moment, taking deep breaths and giving thanks for each of them individually.
Practicing gratitude through simple exercises like the one above allows us to change our perspective and focus on the positive.
To discover new ways to incorporate gratitude practice into your life, watch the video below or walk through this short exercise from Change to Chill.
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