Tell me the truth: have you written a gratitude list lately? I know it’s very easy to get hurled from the wagon and forget all about it, only to realise you haven’t done one in eons. Installing Things I Love Thursday as a feature on my blog has definitely kept me accountable, and I think if I wasn’t doing a TiLT every week I’d probably forget all about it!
You might like to start doing a regular gratitude feature on your own blog (and by the way, you’re more than welcome to use Things I Love Thursday as a moniker!). Or you could set a reminder on your calendar for once a week.
It’s nice to use the time you spend list-making as a type of journalling. Make it special: put on some tunes that light you up inside, close the door, get comfortable, and start scribbling. Take this occasion to look back on your week and all that has transpired, the good as well as the bad. Explore the events and see if you can uncover some treasures that were only unveiled after a so-called “bad” thing happened. This is actually a way you can train your brain to be more optimistic, which of course ultimately results in a healthier, happier you!
Getting all grateful on it can help you to manifest the things you want, too. When we count our blessings, we’re thinking about everything we already have, and we’re teaching ourselves to be content with the life that we have now. This makes manifesting much easier, since you’re not in that state of wanting all the time. It sounds weird, I know, but it works!
Have I managed to talk you into it yet?!
J’adore… Seeing blogcadettes! I just went out to meet Stephanie — who attended our very first class in NYC! — for a date. I wore a Trashy Diva dress, and we sat in the park, drank juice, and took cheesy pictures. It was so great to see her again! Almost as soon as we hugged goodbye, the skies opened and it started to pelt down. Mike came to my rescue and showed up with an umbrella: what a gentleman! Salads with plenty of avocado in them KIND Bars (a sick obsession) Counting down the days until I see Shauna and Kat again! Celebratory tacos and sangria Swoon-worthy massages — check out Emma McGregor-Mento! Movie dates and copious popcorn consumption (Benedict Cumberbatch is my new favourite!) The latest issue of New York Cracking loud thunder Looking at all the pretty #magicwalk pictures! (I’m going to take my own soon!)
Okay, that’s all from me! I’m about to run out to the gym… In the pouring rain, thunder and lightning, no less!