Every day I wake up and immediately I am in “GO” mode. There are so many tasks to do even before getting to work. As a mom of five, I am always putting others before myself. Daily, I have an endless list of things to do. Laundry is never caught up, dishes are always piling up, the toilet paper roll is usually empty and I am exhausted before I even walk into the office. Then the work day begins and after work it is back to finishing or trying to finish everything that was started in the beginning of the day and I find myself overwhelmed, rushed, on edge, and empty by the end of the day.
Can anyone else relate to what I am saying? It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay at home parent, full time provider or someone that plays a little role in every area throughout the day. There is never enough time in the day to get everything done. It is challenging to be thankful when you are on the GO.
When life happens and we are going through the motions, do we ever just stop?Better question, Do you ever just stop and take breath re gather yourself and re set your mind, your heart and remember to be grateful in ALL things?I know I don't.
Even though we struggle with our daily routines there is always one thing that we can be grateful for! I’m sure that you can think of something.
Believe me, I know It is hard to remain in a positive mindset while pushing through the chaos of our daily life. Now don’t get me wrong, there is good chaos and not so good chaos. But either way in every circumstance we can always be thankful and grateful for something.
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When times have become very stressful for me, I have learned to speak out loud and say something or someone name that I am grateful for.
A great tool that I have used is the ABC’s. Yes, I said it, the ABC’s. For each letter, I write down or say something that I am thankfully grateful for. You will be surprised how easy it is to make a list and remind yourself of all that there is to be thankful for that day!
I don’t think that many of us set time aside BEFORE the day even starts, So that we can begin our day being grateful and giving thanks with a clear and sound mind that “IS “thankful and grateful. Sounds so amazing, right? Well guess what , It is. I dare you to try it!
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Also, did you know that it takes 21 days to create a habit? Yes ,only 21 days to form a new habit that feels natural and guess what,We have 21 days until the end of month.
So here it is… We are in the month of November. The Month where we celebrate Thanksgiving, the day to be thankful for everything. What if you started be thankful and grateful right NOW? What if you decided to start your day being thankful, what if we took time out of our day to reflect on what we are grateful for? I wonder if this would help us move through the day more smoothly? I wonder if this would allow us to be more effective in our work and home activities.
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I truly believe that “where the mind goes the man follows”. Let us not get caught up in “GO” mode from the moment our eyes open. Let’s start reminding ourselves and our families that there is always something to be thankfully grateful for each day!
Here are some great articles, Tips and tools on being thankful in ALL things every day:)
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