Most people spend more time complaining about what they don’t have rather than being thankful for what they do have.
We often skip the need for gratitude, not realizing what a massive impact it can have. Just starting the day with gratitude for everything you have (maids showing up, getting a good nights sleep, waking up with a house full of loving family) can swing your day the right way.
Happiness is necessary to be fit and healthy. Without daily gratitude you will not achieve your health and fitness goals. At Holistique we believe in this strongly, because in order to rejuvenate after a workout, your mindset and emotional health needs to be in a good state. We believe that fitness and gratitude has a real connection, and only when you start appreciating your body will you see results. This is because once you truly love and respect yourself, you will fuel yourself with better foods, and you will treat workouts as a reward for what your body is capable of doing – rather than a punishment to try and burn off those extra calories you consumed.
Here are some ways in which you can achieve the attitude of gratitude:
- Start a daily gratitude journal. Every day (when you wake up, or before you go to bed – your choice), make a note of three things that you are grateful for. It can be as simple as knowing that you have healthy kids.
- Try and notice new things you are grateful for every day. It will help improve your emotional health and even your relationships.
- Club the gratitude habit with another existing habit – for example, practice gratitude during your daily shower. Or start your family’s evening meal with a one minute chat around the table of what each of you are grateful for.
It might take a month or two of daily practise, but you may realize that it’s the little things in life that truly make you happy. Gratitude has the power to open up a level of inner consciousness, and lead to self-introspection – this in turn can help you power over your thoughts and live with positivity in your daily life.
Think of it this way: you have the power to turn any day into a good day, by just focusing on the good things that happen, rather than dwelling or cribbing or complaining about the bad. At Holistique, we feature daily gratitude as a major part of the journal, and we not only encourage it – we insist that you try it – and we guarantee you will be amazed at the results!