I think we can all agree that the past week has felt like a year. 2020 has thrown us plenty of emotional curveballs and challenges may be to test our resolve and ability to focus on our dreams. The circumstances of 2020 have offered us an opportunity and time to catch ourselves when we go unconscious and reflect on the little things we are grateful for when it can sometimes seem like there is nothing to be grateful for. This has been a great year to work on dialing-in our mindsets and resisting the urge to slip into old paradigms, emerging strong than ever.
“If you let your present results control your thinking, you are going to create more of the same.” Bob Proctor
Most people know it’s good to be grateful, but many don’t understand what gratitude does for us.
Expressing gratitude instantly shifts your energy. It puts you in harmony with your source of supply so that the good in everything moves toward you. Many people express gratitude first thing in the morning or before going to bed at night. Another powerful way to express gratitude is in the moment when you are feeling overwhelmed or when you feel like you are stuck on that emotional roller coaster.
“I am so happy and grateful now that I have an attitude of gratitude connecting me to the source of all supply.”
The next time the world feels like an emotional rollercoaster, just stop what you’re doing and steady yourself. Remind yourself of all of the things you have to be grateful for. Do the dishes, fold the laundry, water the plants, take a few deep breaths. Take your focus off of the challenge for a moment because where your attention goes, your energy flows. You can’t find solutions when you are in flight or fight mode. I know that’s a pretty big order; asking you to think of things you are grateful for in a stressful moment, but if you do it, everything will start to shift in an instant, just like snapping your fingers. When you change the way you look at the problems, the problems will change.
I ask my clients each morning shortly after they wake up to write down ten things that they are grateful for. When the ten items are beginning to be the same thing every day, it’s time to pause, be quiet, meditate, and ask for guidance.
I am sharing this exercise with you as something you can use to attract more good things into YOUR life. Make gratitude part of your paradigm and see how things in your life begin to shift.