On the flight back to Boston I repeated the review of each day of my vacation, feeling more and more refreshed and satisfied. When the captain announced the approach to landing, I actually felt happy and ready to be home and go back to work!
There is a process that can bridge the gap between where you are, and where you are going. That process is gratitude. Make a conscious effort to attach gratitude to everything that you see, hear, feel, and do. When you do, you will be surprised at how much there is to be grateful for.
Researchers found that writing as few as three weekly thank you notes over the course of three weeks improved life satisfaction, increased happy feelings and reduced symptoms of depression.
The next time you wonder whether to reach out to a friend, family member, classmate or other person who’s been out of touch for a long time, go ahead and do it.
Rituals are an excellent way to infuse our lives with more awareness, meaning, connection, reverence, and ceremony. By helping us to focus, change our mindset, set an intention, and move forward, creating rituals allows us to experience more richness in life.
Some research suggests that grateful people may have better sleep, healthier hearts, and fewer aches and pains…
The year 2020 hasn’t been one to remember – in fact, for a lot of people it has been an outright nightmare. Amid such suffering, people need some joy.