Gratitude Practice for Difficult Times
How A Gratitude Practice Can Help You Overcome Difficult Situations In Life
My Brain Tumor Journey
Over the past 4 months, I:
- lost my vision
- was diagnosed with a giant brain tumor
- had the tumor removed
- experienced my first surgery all alone
- developed diabetes insipidus
- wondered what’s next
- shipped 30 Atomic essays in 30 days
- connected with people all around the world
- meditated often
- wrote in my gratitude journal
- said thank you to my family
- and sent mental thank-yous to everyone who prayed & send positive vibes my way.
Rough way to start the year, but not once did I have a negative attitude or wonder why me.
Instead, I was grateful that it was me and not someone else in my family. I’ve worked on my mental toughness for years and it was tested and I survived. Today, I say thanks for being introduced to gratitude.
Because long ago I had read about the mental benefits of gratitude.
How does practicing gratitude daily help?
Having a gratitude practice helps your overall mental health because you instantly have a better outlook on life. Don’t be surprised to walk away from your latest gratitude meditation with a big smile on your face.
But the benefits don’t stop at increased happiness. Feeling more gratitude has been linked to a better self-image, less anxiety, and even a reduction of depression.
Also, research shows increased levels of dopamine and serotonin after intentional gratitude meditations.
It’s an intentional gratitude practice that has helped me with having a positive outlook in these past months.
Do you practice gratitude? If not, it’s a practice along with meditation or prayer that you should add to your day.
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