Friday, October 4, 2013


O to the… C to the…! October is here and so, you know what that means. The Holiday Season is practically here. We just welcomed in Fall and it seems like we’ll go straight from pumpkins and leaves to Christmas trees and presents! Stores all around are already stocking shelves with Christmas d├ęcor to usher in this fun time of year. But for many people, the Holiday Season also brings extra stress and anxiety. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of going, going, going during this time of year and feel pressure to keep up and do more. To get our minds right before that time of year is completely upon us, I’ve created Feel Good Fridays. Each Friday in October, I’ll be sharing simple things we can do to help get, and hopefully keep us in a spirit of love and thankfulness. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?!

Feel Good Tip #1:  Count your blessing!

Ah yes, how many times have you heard this one? The logic and practice of counting your blessing is certainly not a new idea. In fact, entire books are written on the subject of gratitude and the positive implications it can have on your life. Starting today and for the remainder of the month (or whatever you can realistically do…although I’ll bet you’ll want to make this a permanent habit) COUNT YOUR BLESSING! And I mean, really count them by writing them out somewhere. I feel that the act of writing helps draw your attention to what you’re thinking and feeling. Just listing things in your head is good, but it makes your thought much more fleeting. We want to really focus on all that we have to be thankful for and having a written account also allows us to reflect on it and review it at a later date.

Challenge yourself to come up with at least 5 things everyday without repeating, if possible.

Do you keep a gratitude journal? What ways do you like to reflect on your blessings?

7 comments:

  1. You have encouraged me to start writing in my gratitude journal again. I really enjoyed doing it.....I have no idea why I stopped :-)

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    1. Yay! Glad to hear you've started back up! It is fun to relish in our blessings!

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  2. Gratitude journal?? I assume it is just a daily journal of the things you are grateful for...great idea! Counting my blessings is a very achievable goal! I will start this today! I definitely have a lot to be grateful for!

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    1. Yes, you are correct about the gratitude journal. It can be as simple or detailed as you'd like. Sometimes I number my blessings throughout the month...just to force myself to soak up all the "little" things I may be taking for granted, and other times, I just write whatever I feel most grateful for at that time. I'm so glad you've decided to start this! : )

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    2. Ok! I started my GJ last week. Let's see if I can keep this up!

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  3. I think it is very important to count your blessings....because we take for granted the little things that we are blessed with until we hear about someone not having it....being able to walk, talk...having hot water...having a car, parents...etc....I am very thankful for all that I have...but maybe I should make a GJ...if not I will definitely start counting my blessing even more...all the way down to the little things

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  4. Oh yes, we often take so many things for granted! Keeping a gratitude journal, and writing my blessing down in the morning, helps me feel so much more thankful throughout the entire day!

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