“The real gift of gratitude is the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”
Good morning! I hope you all are having a positive start to this beautiful day! Today I want to talk about gratitude and they way this seemingly little thing affects our lives. Today I was reminded of this as I was in bed snuggling with my S/O. I thought to myself, “Man, I really do love this guy, because he snuggles with me in the morning.” Just the smallest thing really got me thinking about all the other things I am so grateful for in this life. We can all easily practice gratitude in our lives. It starts with changing your thought patterns. Don’t put yourself down about having negative thoughts, just notice it. Make a mental note of it and don’t compare your situation to others. The next time you hear a negative or ungrateful voice in your head, notice it. Make a mental note of it and the next time it appears change the thought to a positive one. I recently have been struggling with gratitude. My eating disordered thoughts are very very ungrateful ones. Many of them are about body image or comparing. This is when I use affirmations.
ED thoughts: You shouldn’t eat that, you’re already too fat.
Affirmation: I love and respect my body. I fulfill my bodies needs and sometimes it needs a donut 😉
We are all humans, we all feel very ungrateful sometimes. The only way to change this is through changing our thought patterns. When you do feel ungrateful (which we all do) I like to make a gratitude list, and really put a lot of thought into this. Go into detail about why you’re grateful for this certain thing. Instead of saying “I am grateful for food.” Try to say “I am grateful for food, because it nourishes my body and I need my body to experience this amazing life I am living.” When you do this it may not seem true to you. But if you keep saying this, it sets intention. And with intention we can do anything. To wrap this up, I am going to put my own gratitude list and I would love to hear all of yours as well!
- I am grateful for my family, because they love me always no matter what and care for me in my time of need.
- I am grateful for my S/O, because he is very understanding and his soul is pure and kind and he tries his hardest in any situation we are in.
- I am grateful for my jobs, because they provide me with money and lots of lovely friends (and free coffee) 😉
- I am grateful for my crystals, because they give me the energy I need to heal and recover.
- I am grateful for my friends, because they always know how to cheer me up and they all are wonderful and unique people.
I could go on and on, but for the sake of how long this blog is already I won’t 🙂 I love you guys and I hope that you can practice gratitude at least once today. Be kind to yourselves. Love yourselves. And have a wonderful rest of your day.
Love, Lexi ❤