Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’

Daily Armor. What Are You Most Grateful For?

September 22, 2012

What are you most grateful today? Are you wearing your armor?

Do you start your day and end your day with gratitude? I’ve found that the first and last part of my day is best used focusing on what I’m most grateful for. I have more energy, a better attitude and those things affect my decisions and actions.

From my health, family, students, beautiful weather, and living in a country of opportunity the list goes on and on. Also, the more I do it, the better I become at it. Along with eating a nutritious breakfast and exercise, I think of it as putting on my daily armor. It is all part of my routine to put me into an empowered mindset that builds positive momentum. I’ve learned that the reverse is also true.

Sometimes the stress and demands of day to day living can be taxing, not just on the body, but on the mind and spirit. By doing this meditative gratitude exercise I’ve found that it helps restore my sense of perspective and encourages me be the person I want to be.

I’ve also noticed that when I dismiss it, trivialize it, or just forget to do it, that I don’t perform or feel as well. So to me it isn’t a pop psychology exercise or some nice intention thing. I’ve found a significant quality of life difference.

If you are taking time out to meditate on gratitude and intentionally set your self up for success and joy, I would recommend you continue it. If you haven’t tried it, I challenge you to do it for a month and journal your results. If you’re like me, you’ll not only feel better but be better in your health, relationships, performance and attitude. After all, counting time is not as important as making time count.