Start a 5 items gratitude list tomorrow morning

I have had quite the week. Work trip, big presentation, pressing projects, social events... and my stress levels have been up the roof: ie. stomach knot, throat knot, anxiety knot, and self-doubt all around! When things seem to get out my control and when they actually do get out my control, I tend to lose all sense of perspective and forget how - still - in the midst of it all, I am blessed.

I started a personal practice of writing down, or even calling out loud sometimes (in the privacy of my sacred morning routine) 5 things that I am grateful for. Each morning. And boy, it has started to make a change! It is too easy to forget what you have fought for, what you have accomplished or simply the people around you that you were given. And when we start looking at life through a more grateful, gentle lens, things do shift.

β€œThe law of concentration states that whatever you dwell upon grows. The more you think about something, the more it becomes part of your reality.” (*Brian Tracy)

So this week, I am grateful for:

1. Having the perfect person for me, by my side. 

2. I am grateful because we get to see each other every morning and every night, and less than a year ago, I had to wait weeks at times.

3. I am grateful that I have a job. A job with strategic responsibilities, travel thrills and a good salary. Too easy to forget the despair of not having one just three months ago.

4. I am grateful to have a family that I love and that loves me back. To have parents and siblings I can talk to everyday. They keep me grounded and bring me back to the essential in life.

5. I am grateful that I have options. I have this blog and this embryo of business starting with BF. And exciting things are ahead.

This is not boasting or preaching but affirming. Trust me, when you start doing this little list, in your head or on your journal - the focus on the stressful, the negative or even on the genuine fears that you have, will slowly shift to reveal the bigger - brighter - more hopeful side of your life.

There is always something to be thankful for.

EFx