I have just come off a live YouTube vid with one of my mentors and someone I admire for many different reasons.
And we haven’t even met… yet!
She gave a timely reminder of something that I have been guilty of, on and off, for a very long time.
The video was all about being present and stable in this current moment. Right here. Right now. Being happy and thankful with what you have.
Personally, I have rebelled against the public ‘gratitude’ bandwagon for a long time. Not because I am ungrateful, quite the contrary, but I just feel like the word is thrown around more than spaghetti at a food fight. #grateful – has often made me want to puke. I feel like it’s overused without true meaning, and it doesn’t sit well with me.
With my mindset in this possie, I know that I am incredibly #grateful for so many things in my life, however, I have realised that I inconsistently acknowledge them. To myself. Not to the social world.
Which makes me wonder, does that even matter?
Awareness is the first step. Acknowledging comes next. And it’s important to know that this is for your own insides. It’s not something that requires plastering all over social media to make yourself feel better. That is not the point.
You see, we all have things that we would like to change. To increase or decrease. Finances, relationships, businesses, how we spend our precious time, etc.
As my inspirer mentioned – It can be easy to find yourself focusing on the 5% of something you’re not happy with, instead of the 95% of the same thing that you are incredibly happy with! Focusing on the 5% can yield results you may not desire. And sure, you may focus on the 95% when your posting about your life online, or sharing with a friend or family member – but what are you telling yourself when no one else is around? What are you focusing that 5% on?
Until we appreciate the things we are and have right now, we can’t GROW into who we were BORN TO BE.
Life is about soul/self alignment.
So the challenge was put forward with love, knowing that this might actually be great:
CHALLENGE: For one week, acknowledge daily the things that make you and your life incredible. The things that make you happy, all that you are so thankful to have in your life. There is not a number of things to list, nor a format or rule to follow. Not a specific time of day to do it. No ‘you must rise or sleep at this time, turn around 3 times and pat yourself on the head’.
Just acknowledgement of what is in your heart.
For one week. See how you feel.
See you on the other side.
Continuous transformation, Jen x
Side note: remember, ‘Things’ don’t lead to happiness. It’s what’s inside that counts!
Let me know if you’d like the YouTube link – it’s fab.