Journaling Gratitude for Wellbeing & Mental Health

Wee video I made:

 

Gratitude

Choose 3 things that you’re grateful for each day, and express why and how happy it makes you feel.

For example:
“It is awesome that I don’t have to pay for parking at work, this saves me £100 a month compared to my old job. And I don’t have to walk for from where I’ve parked now”

You could also take a specific picture and share on social media.

 

Recall the Positives

When you get home from work, try and recall 2 things that went well during the day. This helps you to focus on good, rather than negative things.

 

Imagine Your Best Possible Self

“Think about your life in the future.

Imagine that everything has gone as well as it possibly could. You have worked hard and succeeded at accomplishing all of your life goals.

Think of this as the realization of all of your life dreams. Now, write about what you imagined.”

source

This helps me feel generally more optimistic.

More info here:

How to write your way to a better life in just four days

 

Gratitude for Sport Psychology

 
Imagine athlete 1
– He rolls out of bed
– Thinks negatively in the shower
– Mindlessly eats his breakfast
– Begrudgingly drives to training

Imagine Athlete 2
– He gets out of bed
– He thinks about how grateful he is to have a loving wife & child
– He thinks about how lucky he is to have a house and warmth and water on tap
– He eats his breakfast, appreciates it and thinks about how lucky he is and how hard people have worked to get that food on his plate/bowl
– He gets in his car and thinks about how lucky he is not to have to get 3 buses to work

– Athlete 2, is much more likely to arrive at training, upbeat, positive and energised.

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About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. Aspiring hippy/Buddhist, most of the time.
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