Gratitude has been proven time and time again to improve mental health and how you feel yet it is so easy to overlook. So today we are really going to focus on it. I would like you to write three things that you are grateful for at the beginning of the day and keep those in your mind throughout the day. However, I would like you to find three more things throughout the day too and post them in the chat by this evening.
Knowing that you have to report back on these three more things makes you consciously start to look for the positives during the day. When we really start to look for the positives, in actual fact, there are LOADS - maybe it didn’t rain today, maybe someone else emptied the dishwasher, maybe the dog didn't wee on the floor, maybe you got an extra 10 mins in bed before the kids woke up, maybe the snowdrops are coming out...whatever it is, when we start to look there are so many wonderful things going on that we could be grateful for.
So as well as your immediate three things that you are grateful for, I would like to you think of three other things that you notice throughout the day too. This is something we do with our kids around the dinner table and it really is a beautiful ritual to include in the day. To make it even more impactful, try to find things that have no monetary value.
Share your things that you are grateful for in the chat. You may inspire others to notice more things that they can be grateful for too.
Task 2: 10k STEPS
For those of you that have a step counter on your watch or phone, this should be easy to track. Just get 10k steps done today. Maybe you nail this every day and in which case, that's amazing, is there any way you could make an effort to get a few more steps in than usual?
For those of you that don't have a way of counting your steps, don't panic, just try to get up and walk more than you usually do. Maybe if you are sat at a desk for most of the day, set an alarm for every half hour and make yourself go and do a few laps of the house/office before returning to the computer again.
You can do this inside or outside, whatever you prefer.