Nov 28, 2013

7 Habits of grateful people

It´s the little things...
Being grateful has many advantages. Even science show real proof how this affects our health. This is of course not done just over a day. Huffington Post have shared seven habits of grateful people to copy paste into your own life if you´re not already doing it. This list also got me reflecting over my own habits. What about you? And read the whole article in Huffington Post here.

1 Write a journal
Writing a gratitude journal is great, but rather time consuming. Instead I try to just think it through when going to sleep.

2 Don´t avoid the negative
This is very real and important. Our lives will always have some negative influences, and just being "positive" about everything isn´t always the answer. To get to the real positive side of life we sometimes have to go throw negative emotions and recognise them. (And when you´re done; pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together:)

3 Spend time with loved ones
Obviously very good.

4 Mindfully use social media
This is very interesting in our time. Do you know what amount of social media making you feel good and do you know when it consumes you too much?

5 Know the value of little things
Know it from the core.

6 Volunteer
This can be done in so many ways. Small or little. Everything counts.

7 Exercise and get moving
I know this all too well. I exercise in periods, much depending on work and family life. This autumn I´ve been exercising four times a week (body pump, body combat mixed with some running and yoga or pilates) and it has been fantastic for mood and wellbeing. Not only does it strengthens your body, it even more strengthens your mind.

"Cultivate the habit of being grateful 

for every good thing that comes to you, 

and to give thanks continuously."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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