November is for Cultivating Daily Gratitude
If someone asks you if you are a grateful person, you will likely say, “Of course.”
But, do you have a daily gratitude practice? One where you show up with gratitude for even the smallest of things?
Most of the time we don’t look up in life. We spend our days looking down, grinding out external achievements with the promise that at the finish line we will feel a certain way about ourselves or avoid feeling a certain way.
We’re taught that what are perceived as negative emotions, just your everyday human brand of emotions need to be submerged like a beach ball underwater. It’s draining and keeps us depleted of the energy we need to show up as our true selves in life.
Do you believe it’s possible to create a more joyous life on purpose?
Dr. Brene’ Brown’s research on joy and gratitude is life-changing. She found that actively practicing gratitude creates a more joyous life.
How do you cultivate gratitude in your life with daily intentional habit practice?
As I’m writing this, I’m grateful to look out my dining room window onto a view of my glorious white pine tree. My dog, Violet, is quiet for now and is sitting right next to me on the rug as I type. She follows me everywhere I go. Though her bark and separation anxiety is annoying a lot of the time, I’m grateful there is a being in this world who is still interested in hanging out with me during all the moments of my life, no matter how mundane. I’m grateful for the delicious food I just ate for lunch.
What are three things you are grateful for? Be specific and in the moment. Write them down.
Try my November Daily Gratitude Practice mantras to create a more joyful life:
- 11/1- My life is full of amazing moments.
- 11/2- I love to pause during the day and just breathe in the goodness.
- 11/3- I feel so blessed to get outside and enjoy the sun.
- 11/4- I can get out of a funk by saying three things I’m grateful for.
- 11/5- I am amazed at how focusing on the goodness in others gives me peace.
- 11/6- Sweating the small stuff makes life harder than it needs to be.
- 11/7- I can’t control the weather, but I can control how I will show up during the storms.
- 11/8- I am grateful I don’t depend on others to make me happy.
- 11/9- I’m grateful for true friends.
- 11/10- I am grateful for learning self-kindness is the key to my health goals.
- 11/11- I’m grateful for food that satisfies my hunger.
- 11/12- I am grateful to let go of beliefs that don’t serve me.
- 11/13- I’m grateful that I committed to show up for myself.
- 11/14- I am blessed to have self-trust that I will have my own back.
- 11/15- I’m grateful to be done with listening to negative self-talk.
- 11/16- I am grateful for the time I have with those I love.
- 11/17- I am filled with gratitude when I think of my family and friends.
- 11/18- All the little things in life I find meaningful.
- 11/19- I am grateful for creating self-awareness.
- 11/20- I am finally showing up with self-worth and gratitude.
- 11/21- I am grateful for my body.
- 11/22- I feel gratitude for all my body does for me.
- 11/23- I am grateful when I choose to move my body doing what I enjoy.
- 11/24- I feel grateful for my family’s food traditions.
- 11/25- I feel grateful for the variety of foods I eat.
- 11/26- I wake up feeling grateful for a good night’s sleep.
- 11/27- Taking time for myself to get centered always makes me feel grateful.
- 11/28- When I feel stressed out I am grateful for mindfulness.
- 11/29- When I say no to something I don’t want or have time to do, I am grateful.
- 11/30- I am most grateful for ____________.
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Stay tuned for December Self-Love is the Gift that Keeps on Giving!