We all get down or low at times. Feel discouraged. Irritated. Anxious. So, here’s a way we can shift our thoughts and emotions to feel better and improve our mental outlook. I love learning new tips and tricks like this!
During my Reiki training I learned of this beautiful exercise:
- Get a few sheets of lined paper and a pen/pencil
- Number the rows on lined paper from 1 to 100
- Begin on line 1 and write down everything you can think of that you’re grateful for without stopping
- If you stop for more than 10 seconds, start over.
The following are the four sheets of paper from my first attempt. I did not stop in between and my hand was tired at the end so my writing may not be all that legible. After completing, I immediately noticed a shift in my mental outlook to the positive. I felt I could have written more. I wrote this the night before Thanksgiving 2022:
The following are the four sheets of paper from my second attempt on November 26, 2022. I did not stop in between and my hand was tired at the end. However, I immediately felt very accomplished and with an eagerness to try again in a few days, making a mental note to do this exercise when I felt irritated or anxious so I could note any change in those feelings.
Have you tried this exercise yet? Let me know in the comments below. Stay tuned for my next attempt!