Attitude For Gratitude
When you do something kind for others, you’re the one who gets the positive mood-booster shot. There’s actually a study that shows that those who keep a daily gratitude journal feel better bout their lives than those who write about hassles and annoyances. Even those keeping a journal on a weekly basis feel better, exercise more regularly and report fewer symptoms and feel better about their lives as a whole. They are even more optimistic about the coming week.
How to get started.
Someone gave this idea that’s so essy I have to share it with you. Write someone a thank you note today. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Just a simple note or email saying “I want to say thanks for____” Imagine how that would brighten up someone’s day. But here’s the secret. It will brighten up your own as well.
I do know that when you give more than you get, everyone wins. Why not write “I was thinking about you today and want to say that I appreciate you in my life.” Send out ten of those emails next week and start a gratitude chain event that touches your life – and even the lives of people you’ll never know. It’s a small action that costs nothing, but the gain is beyond measure.
Looking for more ways to find calm amidst the chaos? Read Jim’s book Soothe and listen to the collection of Soothe CDs.