Got Gratitude?

As this year is ending, I would like you to make a list of all the positive/good events that have happened to you during 2015. Please don’t think about any negative incidents that may have occurred.

Why? Because we tend to spend too much of our time dwelling on the adverse aspects of our lives and beating ourselves up about them. What’s the result? Not only are we creating stress, we also are living our lives in the past or the future—what might have been or what could be—while missing the present moment.

I’m not one for making New Year’s Resolutions because they tend to emphasis negative feelings we have about ourselves. Can you guess what happens when we don’t fulfill them?

Instead opt for small changes that you can easily manage like: taking the stairs instead of the elevator, not trying to find a parking place close to the door, drinking more water, reducing your sugar intake, cutting back on processed foods, etc. Small changes produce significant results.

Also, continue with the list I mentioned above. At the end of each day, think about three good/positive things that happened to you during the day. This easy, simple change leads to beneficial results.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016.

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