Daily 'Vitamin G' Matches Doubling Salary for Overall Happiness
This Week's Simple Tip
A friend of mine recently shared how she was feeling down about a situation in her life. She could logically accept it, but emotionally she still could not help but feel disappointed. I could completely understand how she felt ... sometimes we just feel the need to throw ourselves a pity party! As humans, we tend to focus on what is lacking in our lives, rather than what is good. A daily dose of 'Vitamin G,' or Gratitude, really helps to keep life in perspective. By taking a couple of minutes each day to consciously be grateful for things in life, you experience a wonderful sense of joy just by realizing how good things really are. There is always something to be grateful for ... some days the things are just more obvious than other days ;-)
This Week's Focus
This week, take 2-3 minutes each day to make a list of three things you are grateful for each day. The things can be big or small, general or specific in nature ... the important thing is to just keep them simple. You'll be amazed at the joy that you feel with a perspective of gratitude.
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week’s focus. Good luck!
Little Serenity Tidbits
1. I keep a separate book for recording my simple gratitudes each day. It's nice to be able to look back at them from time to time. You can use any type of notebook, or purchase one of many gratitude journals on the market like this one - click the book for more details.
2. Gratitude is a greatly under-utilized tool for being happier and more satisfied with life. Much research has been done to demonstrate the benefits of a daily gratitude practice. In fact, researchers have discovered that by keeping a daily gratitude journal, your overall well-being increases by 10%, which is equivalent to the impact that doubling your income has on your happiness! Check out all 31 benefits!