Day 2: Gratitude

Why hello you gorgeous human being you! Today's the second day in our 30 day challenge, and the topic is, gratitude.

Gratitude equals happiness.

As scientists, psychologist, and other professionals dive deeper into the study of happiness, the idea of gratitude is constantly proven to be the key to happiness.

It makes sense that the more we reflect on what we have rather than what we don’t have, the more likely we are to be aware of how lucky our lives truly are.

Additionally, if we’re constantly wishing for things, or thinking about everything we don’t have or want then we’re never going to be satisfied. Being dissatisfied is literally unhappiness.

The universe hears everything we say, so if we’re putting out some form of negativity, we will in return receive that back from the universe.

At the end of the day we’re all searching for happiness, and if just saying thank you to the universe is going to give us that then I say, “Why not be so f’n thankful?”


YOUR CHALLENGE:

Start everyday for the next 28 days, by saying 5 things you’re grateful for. Do this at the start of the day, before you do anything else, and especially before you look at your phone.

I highly suggest doing this at the start of the day because no matter how cold, dark, or unappealing it is to get out of bed, saying 5 things you’re grateful for will start your day on the right note.

I promise this works.

This may be easy, but it may be extremely difficult. No matter what make sure to come up with 5. If it’s hard to come up with 5 then you really need this exercise more than you know.

I personally just make a mental note in my mind while I’m still in bed with my eyes shut, but writing them down is totally an option, just don’t do it on your phone. It’s too distracting, and that hard light shouldn’t be the first thing you see in the morning. Get a notebook, you’ll need one for the coming challenges anyways.

And if you forget to do them first thing in the morning then do them as soon as you remember. You can literally do this anywhere at any time.

Try to make each morning different, and try your hardest to not repeat the same things in a week. If you’re having a hard time thinking of things, think about what your gratefuls from the day before were, and what they mean on a deeper level.

Don’t judge what you’re grateful for because if it’s in your life then you should be glad it’s there.


EXAMPLES:

Day 1

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Shelter
  4. My job
  5. My bed

Day 2

  1. Support
  2. Community
  3. A safe place
  4. Security
  5. Comfort

Good luck, and congrats on making it to day 2! Also don't forget to subscribe to my blog below, so that you can receive these daily tasks in your email.

Posted on January 2, 2017 .