The Gift of Gratitude
If you're anything like me, you have a "winding down" routine before bed. My days can be crazy busy, so I often take some time to meditate, journal, do a few yoga poses, or do whatever else I need to do to center myself. Lately, I've found that taking time at the end of the day to appreciate experiences and people in my life has had a huge impact on my overall mindset and outlook. We are constantly bombarded with negativity and toxicity, so if we are not doing things to replenish ourselves and restore positivity in our lives, then we will burn out. This is especially true for all of my fellow mental health professionals out there! Gratitude journaling or simply saying out loud what we are thankful for are a couple of ways to instill peace and joy in ourselves. I challenge you to make a list of three things you are grateful for today. If that's too hard, list one thing. I guarantee that after listing one thing, you'll be able to list many more things (wink)! Comment below with some of the things you come up with. Happy writing!