As busy moms and busy women in general, we have a tendency to put the needs of others ahead of our own. Can you relate to that?While many of our beliefs are tied to tradition, its easy to lose sight of the impact on your mind, your spirit, and the quality of your life. Ignoring your emotional needs can lead to higher levels of stress, loss of sleep, and depression.
Yet, few women know the importance of maintaining high levels of gratitude.
In fact, scientific studies have revealed that the simple act of gratitude is tied to higher levels of:
Studies have also shown that people who feel grateful are more like to also feel loved. That’s all well and fine in a perfect world, right? Sometimes we just need an immediate boost to help us in a tight spot or while we are feeling down.
The good news is that there are ways to immediately feel happier and improve the quality of your life – with this one simple solution.
I know what you’re thinking and this isn’t the traditional positive thinking mantra. When you write down what you are grateful for, it immediate shifts your mood and vibration.
Affectionately known as the “jar of awesome” by Tim Ferriss, here’s how it works:
When something really positive happens, you’re not going to remember it to have that perspective if you don’t write it down. So what you will do is take little pieces of papers and write down when something happens that makes you smile. Then, every night you put them all in your jar. Next time when you are tired, feeling down, sad, or just plain want an immediate boost – Open your gratitude jar and relive those happy experiences all over again.
Power Project for Today: Set a positive intention before going to bed. Just before you go to sleep at tonight, set an intention to enjoy the next day. Then imagine amazing things happening from the time you get up until you go to bed. You’ll be delighted at the impact this has on your life and your experiences.
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