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It’s so easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of your day.  You work all day, and when you get home you have to rush to put food on the table.  Take care of the kids and or dogs if you got them, and do your best to try to relax on the couch and chill out for minute.

Usually when we recount the day we focus on the negative things that happened during the day.  You didn’t get that new promotion or, Joe was a jerk at lunch, or you didn’t get that sale, or your boss has you coming in extra hours.

Very rarely to we focus on the good things and more specifically what we’re grateful for.

Did you know that it’s been clinically proven that it’s beneficial for your health to focus on things that you’re grateful for?  Yeah, they’ve actually done studies on it.  It makes you happier, and subconsciously makes you focus on things that are good throughout the day.  This clinically reduces stress, and makes it easier for you to handle stress.  Thereby, it can reduce blood pressure, help with fatigue, and a whole host of other issues.

Just recently I have started doing this with my kids.  At night, I ask them three things they’re grateful for that happened that day.  Last night, Layla’s was, that she got to go to school, she got to do the kitchen center at school, and that she got to play with her friends at school.  It’s pretty neat to see what’s important in a 4 year olds life.

If you want to benefit your health, especially your mental health, one of the easiest things you can do is write down three good things that happened to you that day before you go to bed.  Writing them down imprints them in your brain more, and by doing it before you go to bed it will affect your subconscious.  If you make this a practice, you’ll start focusing subconsciously on positive things and your outlook on life will be better.

It sounds hokey but it’s Harvard backed research.  Try it and let me know how it goes!  Today, I’m grateful for:

1) Getting to go home early and be with my family.

2) Talking to a lot of new people about the gym today.

3) Finishing my tasks on my to do list.

What are your 3 things?





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