As we head into the season of celebrations and traditions, we may have a more challenging time getting into the holiday spirit. Given our experiences with the pandemic, politics, social unrest, inflation, and what is happening in each of our personal lives, trying to make sense of it all is unsettling.
Being thankful and grateful may be challenging, given that backdrop! So, I am sharing a few of my favorite practices below that help me refocus and rebalance.
Please share this and your ideas with others so we can all benefit!
My favorite gratitude practices include:
1. Set time aside to list what you are thankful for each day. You can begin with the tiniest details and write down even just one thing. For example, there are days I have written that I was grateful for my cup of coffee…
2. Take a pause and take the time to tell other people “Thank you” when they do something kind for you, no matter how small the action or deed.
3. Make the time to be kind to yourself with friends, community, mindful practice, exercise, healthy foods, and sleep.
4. Demonstrate gratitude with small, daily, unexpected acts of kindness and compassion to others and yourself. You will be surprised how powerful small gestures can be!
I am grateful to have each one of you as a connection in my life. Wishing you and your families the very best and if there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to reach out. Happy Holiday Season!