I want to share with you one of the simplest – and yet most profound – New Year Resolutions you could make today.
Forget about the whole gym / giving up chocolate / never swearing again stuff. Sure, it’s helpful, but it’s really only twiddling with the outside.
If you want to make real, life-long shifts in your life this year, go for Gratitude instead.
And a gratitude jar is the simplest way to do it
Just imagine training your brain to think of happy thoughts and things you are grateful for, instead of pointing out everything that’s going wrong!
Just imagine saying goodbye to feeling glum and fed up, when things don’t go the way you had wanted!
Just imagine discovering that you can create the life you have been dreaming of, without having to jump through all the hoops that the manifesting books tell you are essential – the complex routines that make life feel like a game of Twister!
It only takes five minutes a day to train your mind to look for the positives and to feel gratitude for what is good in your life.
That’s why I’m talking so much about gratitude these days, to help you along the way.
And to get you off to a flying start, here’s one of my favourite Gratitude Projects that you could start tonight and then let the magic happen:
How To Make A Gratitude Jar
- Grab a jar – you can decorate it, if you like. Make it a big one!
- Each day, aim to write a short note to put in the jar with a few words on it about something you feel grateful for. It doesn’t have to be anything big – whatever comes to mind.
- Whenever you’re having a bad day, dive into the jar and remind yourself how many things you have been feeling good about, over the year.
- When December 31st comes around, put some time aside to read through the messages in your jar and to experience what a wonderful year it has been.
- Then start another jar, next year. You could put the old one in a special place, to keep for future generations of ‘you’!
If you want to do this with kids, remember you don’t have to write in it. You can get them drawing pictures or snipping photos out of magazines or adding a pebble or other small memento.
The key is to make it fun.
Creativity (getting out of your logical left brain) ROCKS when it comes to experimenting with gratitude!
My gratitude journal – A Year Full of Gratitude – turns itself into a year-long, interactive online course if you join the readers’ club that comes as part of the book.
Plus it comes with weekly videos and a podcast to teach you – in easy steps – how to turn your inner critic into your biggest cheerleader. AND there’s a private forum where you can share your experiences with like-minded souls and get answers to your gratitude questions.
Want to join us? You can grab your copy of the book here and make sure you use the link in the first few pages to join the readers’ club. I would LOVE to share this journey with you.
Wishing you a very full Gratitude Jar by the end of the year!