It’s pretty easy to get down and depressed right now. So many things are closed. Most of us have been told to stay home or it’s a criminal offense. There are lots of things that aren’t available and so many things we can’t do. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great things in our lives right now. I suggest you start your day with gratitude.
A few months ago, I tried a little practice for a few weeks. I would write down three things I was grateful for every day. I honestly thought I would run out of things to write before very long. But I was kind of surprised that I didn’t. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because I’m aware of how blessed my life is.
By focusing on the wonderful things in your life, your perspective shifts. Instead of focusing on what you can’t do or what you don’t have, this practice really puts you in tune with what is best about your life. It can help you eliminate things that no longer serve you. Or it can make you realize that you have it better than you thought you did and refocus on the things that are important to you.
In a time of great stress and rapid change, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Especially when you’re stuck at home with 24/7 news coverage on all the tragedy going on. Take a minute and really appreciate what’s going well in your life. I’ve found the things that matter the most to me when my life is going the worst. I hope you’re safe and healthy, but I also hope you can appreciate what you do have and don’t dwell too much on what you don’t