In a few days, it will be Thanksgiving here in the US. The irony is that while many of us are gearing up for this day of gratitude, we’re probably not feeling it. Prepping turkeys, and getting ready for Black Friday and the litany of holidays that come with forced family gatherings often equates to more moments of grumbling and thanklessness than anything else. But if you’re bemoaning your current situation and are on the verge of giving into unhealthy habits to feed your hurt, vulnerable and exhausted self, stop.
Fuel yourself with this instead.
I attended Oprah’s The Life You Want weekend in San Jose recently. During the show, she said, “The single best way to change your vibration (e.g. sadness, anger or fear) is by being grateful.”
Being forced to feel grateful when you’re suffering loss or enduring severe illness may not be the right thing for you. It might make you angry. It might make you feel misunderstood or unheard. But if you can shift your attention from the drama in your life to what really matters-your breath, the roof over your head, the people you truly want to spend time with-you might experience a subtle, but life changing shift.
This week take a pause between basting that turkey to learn how to become emotionally strong, identify narcissism, and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. And then scroll down to watch a video on how simply telling someone how grateful you are for them (or just watch others doing so) can completely overturn your mood and ultimately your life.