How to Change Your Life Right Now
The simplest way to become happier and healthier is to take on a gratitude practice.
Many intelligent people agree:
Gratitude is a cornerstone of research in Positive Psychology. Oprah keeps a daily gratitude journal and claims it is the single most important thing she has ever done. "...people who take the time to list things they are grateful for are happier and healthier," said Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook during her 2016 commencement speech at UC Berkeley.
Gratitude is not just a new and trendy phenomenon. The bible advocates gratitude: "give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18) and so did Greek Stoic philosopher Eptictetus: “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has” and ancient poet Rumi: "Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life."
How to be grateful:
- Set a calendar alert for the same time every day.
- Dedicate just 5 minutes to writing about 3 things (or more!) that you are grateful for.
Just 5 minutes to a healthier and happier you.
Here are a few things that I am grateful for in this moment:
- You. for being here, reading this with me.
- The strong, intelligent, positive, driven ladies who are my friends, colleagues and clients. These women are making the world a better place.
- The opportunity to travel because, in my opinion, opening your mind to people, culture and experience is everything.
What are you grateful for?
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