Here are two simple exercises you can use to build your gratitude muscles on a daily basis.
1. Journal three things you are grateful for to start your day. Could be big things or small things.
Here are some examples:
I’m grateful for my health.
I’m grateful for the food I have in the kitchen.
I’m grateful for the workout I did yesterday.
I’m grateful for the $1,000 deal I closed
I’m grateful for the yoga mat I am sitting on.
I’m grateful for my journal.
2. Go for a five minute gratitude walk. Set a timer on your phone/watch and go for a walk outside in nature. As you walk, ask yourself, “What am I grateful for?”
You can say big things or you can say small things. Ideally speak it with declaration and joy to the world as your words and sound have a profound effect on your brain and nervous system.
The most important thing is to be playful, curious and have fun with it.
Dominik Lipinski is a Coach for Authors and Speakers
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