With New Year’s resolutions broadcasted far and wide, you might not feel like setting any goals for yourself. Or maybe you just don’t really know what you want from life this year. That’s okay! I have one goal I would like to share that can apply to everyone: Practice gratitude each day.
The practice of gratitude is a great way to focus on the positive aspects of life. I have been focusing on gratitude for the past 6-7 years. I have a journal next to my bed in which I write my gratitude lists. I would love to say that I am religious about it, but I don’t always complete it every night. Sometimes I’m so tired that I lay down in bed, make a list in my head, and fall asleep before writing it down. That’s okay too. The point is to reflect on things for which you are grateful. When I take the time to reflect, my gratitude list is often filled with very simple things.
For example, my list may look something like this:
I am grateful for…
I encourage you to try out this daily gratitude goal. Acknowledging and expressing gratitude is a fantastic way to reflect on your life and replenish your spirit.
What I have learned: When you focus on things you are grateful for, life seems so much more optimistic.
Tania Farran is an educator, mom, business owner, and an author. Her blogs tell about balancing all of these things in life! Laugh or cry with her and maybe learn a thing or two.