THANK YOU. You might be thinking ‘thanks for what, I’ve not done anything!’, but hey, I’m just practising. And you can really never show too much gratitude, especially when you’re carving out an amazing career and lifestyle for yourself.
By now, you’ve probably heard about gratitude journaling; this is the process of recording and reflecting on the things that you are most grateful for. It could be 3 things each morning and night, a list that varies in length or just notes taken in your phone as and when. Like most practices, it’s good to get into a good routine and do what works for you.
As we’re all progressing in our careers and following our passions, it’s important to not get carried away with what we’d like to achieve in the future, and take time to say
‘THANK YOU’ for what we have and what we’re experiencing right now. When working with clients, I often ask them to get into the habit of practicing gratitude as it can keep you grounded and focused on the great work that they’re doing.
So, to get you started, here’s 3 reasons why gratitude journaling is so beneficial and worth adding to your daily routine.
Sets your intention for the day
When you start your day with gratitude, you’re setting the tone that you will be more open and appreciative of whatever comes your way that day. And it might make something as simple as sitting in traffic feel ok because you’re thankful for more time to listen to your favourite album.
Puts things into perspective
It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day to day that we can often feel like we’re entitled to better. Without feeling guilt for what we do have, it is important to take a step back, see the bigger picture and recognise how lucky we are. This could even spur you on to do more for others.
Helps you to focus on what do you want more of
Once you start noticing a pattern of what you’re grateful for, you can use it to connect the dots and see what you really value and what you’d like more of.
And I can bet you any amount of money that you have a lovely notebook in your house waiting to be used! What are you most thankful for today? Drop a note in The Visibility Hub, a community for experts and entrepreneurs just like you!
I can’t wait to support you!
Love, Jessica x