A Self-Care Christmas Day 1: Gratitude

Use a Gratitude Jar or a Journal to record the Good Things in Life.

Do I need to say how good gratitude is as an act of self-care? No? Good. Because really if you do nothing else this year, being grateful for what you do have will be the biggest gift you can give yourself. Do you have a roof over your head? Food to eat? Clothes to wear? People you love? Then you are one of the luckiest people on the planet.

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At this time of year it’s easy to get caught up in the wanties. Adverts on TV, in the papers, on billboards are all designed to make us want what they’re selling. Ad agencies spend millions on psychologists who research what makes us tick and know just what to do to drive us to purchase more and more. And endless consumption is not going to be good for you, your family or the planet.

This year, say enough is enough. I have what I have and I am grateful for it. Buy a notebook, open a word document, start a Facebook Page (it’s much easier than you think: I started A Gratitude Jar for the World in my lunchtime. It’s where I post my grateful moments) grab that pretty jar you don’t know what to do with and some slips and get recording your gratitude. The more you are thankful for, the more you will receive. Not things, or money or stuff. But happiness, contentment and the peace that comes from knowing that you have enough and you are happy for it.

 

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