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
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.
Want to know more about my simple practice, send me a DM.
Always here rooting for you as well!