It is very hard to be cranky when you are being grateful.
I know some days looking for things to be grateful about is harder than others but as long as you are alive, there are always many things to be grateful for.
Make a list of everything you are grateful for and I mean everything…..you may not think there is much but once you get in the swing of it you will not be able to stop. It is a great way to shift you from negativity to positivity. If you do it daily it becomes a habit. When you are driving. When you wake up. When you go to sleep….whenever it suits
you. If you are feeling a bit flat or even totally crap this can really change your mood.
Some people like to write things down, some like to think of 10 things at a time……what works for you??????
If you are cranky with a loved one, instead of making the mental list of “Things that you do to annoy me most “….(come on admit it we have all done that list in our head), try changing it to “Okay you can be annoying but I am grateful to you for ………..and list as many things as you can. I promise it will sooth you and shift your focus.
Why not try every night before falling asleep thinking about 10 things that you were thankful for that day……..try and make them different every night.
Let me know how you are going?
It always brings me out of a funk if I think about all the things I’m grateful for.
Thanks Michele. Me too! It is like a magic formula to improve your mood and get you back on track.