Do You Have a Gratitude List?

Gratitude List

I have a gratitude-revisited schedule that I work on each day. It’s a written document, and it includes any negative issues as well. We underestimate what we are and who we are. We need to be more accurate in what we can achieve. I’ve discovered how far I’ve moved and what I’ve learned about myself since I expanded my gratitude list.

The challenge is noticing the change. Small things like changes within ourselves are difficult to monitor, so you must know where you’re at.

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One of the things I did in expanding my gratitude list was to use someone else as a boost to hold me accountable. I have an agreement with a friend, and we exchange our lists every morning.

There are a couple of essential rules we adhere to, one being that we will never disclose what we read to anyone else, and a second is we only talk about issues in the email if invited. It’s a closed book.

The Crappy Things

The other thing I did was to have gratitude for the negative crappy stuff in my life and the good things.

This is where my real growth has come from. For instance, I used to get anxious about being lazy or idle throughout the day. So I worked on this in my gratitude list, and I now find myself being grateful for just, well, ‘being’, whether I’m reading a book, listening to music, going for a coffee (which I’m doing as I write this) or hanging out with a friend for that bit too long.

Huge Bonus

My anxiety disappeared, it’s gone, and I seem to be getting more done in my day. Weird stuff this all came about through concentrating on and looking at the good stuff associated with my anxiety. What I found interesting in the process was that I didn’t need to examine the pressure in any depth. Instead, I just accepted that it was there, had gratitude for what that anxiety was doing to me and let my subconscious do the rest.

Gratitude List Call to Action

Develop a gratitude list for what you have gratitude for. Check it out every day. Make it simple. Have an appreciation for the simple everyday things in your like the sounds of the birds, the beautiful day, your comfortable bed, your great job or business, your family etc.

Next, could you think about something not so positive? Perhaps it’s those harsh words your partner said to you (or you said to your partner). It could be your anxiety about getting everything done today. Or that you were late picking up your friend or child. As you can see, it can be anything that challenges you. You might find yourself revisiting it every day for a few days or weeks, and that’s okay; stay with it. But, most importantly, accept that it’s something that will disappear.

Sounds too easy. That’s because it is easy; most of this stuff is. But, unfortunately, we humans have a great habit of making things too hard.

Have the best outstanding day without anxiety.

Andrew

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