Morning m’lovelies, hope you’ve all a weekend full of self-care, relaxation and joy! Well at least a bit! Even with essays due, a kiddies party to host and family time this weekend I still managed to make sure i was taking care of myself. Did you?
Today I want to talk about gratitude. Expressing gratitude daily for the things that we have and are is one of the simplest ways to bring joy into your life, without really making any effort.
I first starting writing a gratitude journal when I was introduced to Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach by the lovely Alison at Brocante Home, this is probably 7 years ago now and I have been writing it daily ever since. The idea is that at the end of the day you write in a journal 5 things that you have been grateful for that day. No matter how hard your day has been, there is always at least 5 things to be grateful for.
My basics are
- Mine and my family’s life
- My home
- Food to eat
- Clothes to wear
- A bed to rest in
But usually, day-to-day it is the little joys that I like to be grateful for. The happier I am, the more I find to be grateful for and the more I show gratitude for my life, the happier I feel. Pretty amazing hey! Make it a routine then it will be easier to keep up with it. I write mine before going to sleep and leave it on my pillow so I don’t forget.
You would be amazed at how life changing something so simple can be. I really, seriously urge you to do this, if you never follow any other of my amazing Life Balance tips (as if, haha!) you must try to write a gratitude journal.
This is a pretty short post today but I think i have covered how important I feel that this is!
Enjoy the rest of the day you gorgeous lot,