How many bad days have you had during the past year?
Be honest. How many times have you felt anxious, worried, stressed, or even afraid and it prevented you from having a good day?
Keeping a positive mindset in today’s world can feel a lot like learning to walk. You have to fall down again and again before you’ve built the strength to stay up.
When I was at a low point in my life over 10 years ago, I knew I wanted to have a good day. I knew I wanted to “think positive.” I knew I wanted to spiral up.
Most of all I just wanted to feel good.
Only I didn’t know how. It was the how that always got me tripped up.
One day I found myself legit praying for a tool. Something to help me cope. And just like that, my tool showed up in the form of a gratitude journal. (Only I didn’t know it at the time.)
Writing down 5 things every day I was grateful for, and focusing on the feeling I got when I thought of those things, was my ticket out of the doom and gloom way of life I was caught up in.
In a matter of weeks I was not only feeling good, I was having lots of really good days and was enjoying my life again!
Here we are over 10 years later and my gratitude practice still helps me stay calm and centered on a daily basis. It keeps me focused on what I care about most: family, friends, self-care, being creative and trying new things. What’s cool is that if I start to feel myself going to the dark side, gratitude always brings me home.
Through all the up’s and down’s, one thing stays true: life is precious. The good, the bad, the triumphs and the challenges all add up to one amazing experience we call life.
With a little bit of practice, being able to appreciate it all AND stay positive — no matter what gets thrown your way — is a skill you too can master. And I have just the tool to help you!
One of the things that’s truly brought me joy this year is working on a new version of the Gratitude to Bliss App. It’s been a high priority project for me all year to expand the app to a full year’s worth of inspiration, coaching tips and more to help you get the most out of your own gratitude moments on a daily basis.
Whether you’re new to practicing gratitude or in need of a refresh, the Gratitude To Bliss App will be here soon!
It’s the #1 gratitude app created by a health coach (that’s me!) designed to boost your health and your happiness!
Practicing gratitude using the Gratitude To Bliss App is easy to do and super nourishing—it’s just like taking a vitamin, and is why I like to call my gratitude practice “Vitamin G.”
Here are just some of the proven health benefits “Vitamin G” will give you:
- Boosts your immune system
- Balances hormones
- Lowers stress
- Improves mood
- Increases circulation
- Lowers blood pressure
Health and happiness go hand in hand. When you focus on what’s good in your life, you improve both your HEALTH and your HAPPINESS.
It’s how we turn all those bad days into good ones.
After the year we’ve had, it’s time to move forward with strength, courage, and trust in what’s good. It’s time to realign and come back to gratitude.
Because today IS a good day to have a good day!
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