Trying to be grateful (which at 8pm is proving rather difficult)

Apologies for being so tardy with our BLOG. We said we would do it weekly – its been a month!

This weeks (months) BLOG is mostly about Positivity - and in particular Gratitude – and how we try to live this day to day.

First, thank you for your understanding on being so late in getting this out to you – do see what I did there… if not  read on. If you did, read on anyhow, it’s taking me so long to write these posts  I could do with some moral support.

..and if you fancy reading a bit about the science behind it click here.

I was grateful I didn’t throw my computer out the window

We said we would give you an honest appraisal of how the company/individuals are doing living by this philosophy. So here goes;

Today, especially over the last hour or so, i was grateful i didn’t throw my computer out the window. I am spending far too long creating content for Wondrlust, when my strengths quite clearly arent in content management systems. This is something we will talk about another time – ie why on earth am i doing it then while advocating focusing on your key strengths blah blah blah. Anyhow through months of skilled learning I managed to

(i) stop,

(ii) take a deep breath,

(iii) think about the cost of the computer and window

(iv) then carry on working while everyone headed to the pub

(v) feel grateful being at my desk while they are drinking in the sun (not true)

computer-out-of-window-lg

Simple things… like a gratitude log

Best things often prove to be the most simple, and in this case its absolutely true. All you have to do is start writing a gratitude log / journal. If you are interested this is what we do;

1. What we do is simply set a reminder in our calendar at 730/8pm each night. Timing is important as you prime your brain before sleep

2. We write 3 things we are grateful for that day (more if you fancy), but a minimum of 3 – this ratio is important click here

3. If you feel uncomfortable about writing a journal or talking about being grateful – you have to just get over yourself! We had to :). Just get on and do it. The positive long term impact far outweighs the initial uncomfortableness

4. It takes 30sec to do. So again just try it, don’t think about it too much

5. and do it regularly. we do it daily

6. There used to be lots of gratitude logs, but many seem to have gone offline which is a shame – like HappyRambles and Gratitude365 – so look online and find something that works for you. Or as we do just write to yourself and store it in a file.

and its great to look back on

For tips on writing a gratitude journal click here

finishing this Blog will go down in my gratitude journal later this evening. Thank you for reading… see what I did there