As Thanksgiving arrives people tend to reflect and look at being grateful in different ways. Some of us practice gratitude throughout the year and others, it’s only in the month of November.
A lot of people really struggle around the holidays because they have lost loved ones or relive difficult memories that have impacted their lives. Others complain about their crazy family and the camaraderie over the holidays is a little too much to bear.
No matter what your current family situation is or what the actual day of Thanksgiving will look like for you, take the time to reflect on all the things you complain about and take for granted. Shift your thoughts and turn each complaint into a gratitude. It takes practice but worth it to live in a state of being grateful.
Give yourself a gift during this busy holiday season … sit down with a pen and paper and write out all of the things you're grateful for, that you take for granted, and complain about on a regular basis. This process is very healing and therapeutic.
One research study after another proves that our thoughts and emotions affect our physical body. Start to journal and practice gratitude this holiday season. Our thoughts are like magnets … the more we practice being thankful and grateful, the more our body will respond and become one with our mind.