In this episode with Dr. Jason B. Jones he gives you 3 easy ways to be more grateful!
How grateful are you?
How often do you sit and think “I have it good”? Maybe you don’t think you do. I understand how you feel. I have felt the same way at times, but what I have found is that when I sit down and really think about all of the blessings in my life it changes my mindset.
I wanted to share with you some of my top strategies for being thankful during this season.
This is not an exhaustive list and honestly if you have your own tips and tools for this I would love to hear them. Just head over to the contact page and shoot me a message from there.
Take home tips for increasing thankfulness or gratefulness:
When you get up in the morning (or when you go to bed OR BOTH), write down 3 things that you are grateful for this day. They can be short or long or just bullet points. Make sure that you really “feel” the gratitude in that moment. Here is a recent example from my own list that my wife and I do each night before bed. Each night we list out things that we want to pray for and things we are grateful for. Grateful: Financial blessings to provide for our family, safe travels during all the busyness of running active kids here and there, 18 wonderful years of marriage. REMEMBER, REMEMBER, REMEMBER! You need to “feel” it deeply. This will change your outlook.
If you are a religious, spiritual, or God person……..how ever you define it. Spend some time thanking the one who created you and gives you all the resources to do what you do everyday.
When you are having dinner with your family or significant other go around the table and ask each other for something specific that they are thankful for. Be sure to moderate this based on the age/level they others are at. It is okay for your 3 year old to be continuously thankful for the cat and not for all you do everyday to provide. This exercise is great because it begins to “turn up” the gratefulness dial in your family.
I sincerely hope that you found these helpful. I am thankful that you took the time to read this!