I don’t know about you, but I have days that get away from me. Sometimes, the idea that I can take a few minutes out for exercise, or meditation, or whatever, is just flirting with non-reality.
So, what do I do to assure that I have given myself some much-needed self-care even in times of chaos and stress?
I keep a gratitude journal.
This little book takes almost no space on my desk or in my purse. It attracts little attention. But, this little book is powerful!
My gratitude journal:
makes sure that I don’t take blessings for granted.
prevents me from getting so caught up in my daily life that I forget to appreciate what I have.
encourages me to become aware of all the ways I am fortunate.
I may not write paragraphs or essays in this journal. Some days I write down just a few words. These words may include hugging a loved one, seeing the little bunny chew a flower in my garden, or eating a delicious red grape.
Words are not always necessary. Sometimes my gratitude journal is a page with colors:
It’s the little things that change my thoughts and bring peace to my world. While relaxation is not the end goal, it’s a common side effect of a gratitude moment. This quiet, sometimes secret, moment changes how my body is feeling.
This moment helps understand the experience.
This is gratitude.
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I hope you’ve had a chance to visit the YOUTUBE channel, “Let’s Live with Thurman Greco”. It is a positive, entertaining series conducted throughout the last 15 or so years. There have been a few intermissions, but not many.
Guests on this show enjoy the experience and many ask to return. One thing they all have in common: Woodstock.
We add new shows weekly.
We set goals daily.
We set goals when we decide when and where we’ll buy groceries.
We set goals when we schedule our days and weeks.
For some reason, I sometimes wonder why we leave the big things to themselves. It makes no sense. When we postpone goal setting, we run a real chance of experiencing something that makes us deeply unhappy.
I know many people working in dream jobs that are really working in nightmare jobs.
So, whether you are seeking a new job, more money, a successful diet, or that perfect home, be as clear about what you want as you can. Clarity and detail count for a lot when you communicate with the universe.
Use a Goal-Setting Journal
In the first chapter of your Goal-Setting Journal, describe whatever you are willing to do to achieve your goal. Are you looking for a new house or a job or a new friend?
Describe your goal with as much detail as you can. You are not just looking for your dream job. You are looking for a job that will allow you to perform specific tasks which you want to participate in.
Explain your job description. Where is your dream job going to be located? What are the hours? What kind of person will you work for? What will your co-workers be like? What will your space look like? How much will it pay?
Write down your intentions with as much detail as you can. This is how you will bring your goal to life. Be as long and as specific as you can.
Describe what you’re willing to do to get this dream job. Do you have the proper training? Do you need to update your resume?
Focus in and get detail-oriented. The more narrowly you focus, the more powerful your intention will be.
Finally, embrace that dream! Think about all the things you can achieve. Be as clear as possible.
While you are on your path, keep yourself grounded and focused. Include regular healing sessions such as reflexology and Reiki therapy. Throughout my life, I’ve proven to myself that regular sessions help – a lot.
Thank you for reading this blog post. My intention is that each blog post you read can be a conduit for your spiritual growth and healing.
Please forward this article to your preferred social media network and share it with your friends and relatives.
I also hope you’ve had a chance to visit this YOUTUBE channel. “Let’s Live with Thurman Greco” is a positive, entertaining series of interviews which I’ve conducted throughout the last 15 or so years. There have been a few intermissions, but not many.
My guests enjoy being on the show and many ask to return. One thing they all have in common: we’ve all met each other somehow in Woodstock, NY.
Join us soon!
And, let us know how you like the shows.