Steering your mind to a better place
Here’s a simple exercise that can be done if you feel depressed, overwhelmed, or want to turn your negativity into positivity.
It’s a good one for gently steering your mind to a better place.
I got this exercise from a book by Ester Hicks called, Ask and It Is Given, which explains how to use the law of attraction in everyday life.
The rampage of gratitude
On a blank sheet of paper write down something you are grateful for, it can be anything, a cup of coffee, a smile from a stranger or the clothes you are wearing.
Feel free to start small or jump straight into the big things like health, friends and family if you want. Just find something, anything, and be grateful for it.
Once you start, keep writing things that you are grateful for until you’re in full rampage of gratitude.
Then really start to feel the gratefulness in your body.
Notice how it feels to be truly grateful for all the people, places and things in your life.
Reflecting on the day
You can also try this in your head at the end of the day.
Instead of lying in bed thinking about all the things that went wrong today, try thinking about all the things you are grateful for.
Use the alphabet for structure
If you struggle to get into a full rampage, try using the alphabet to give the practice structure.
Think about something that begins with A that you are grateful for, then move onto B and so on.
Once you’re in the flow, really feel gratitude in your body.
What can be more replenishing than gently slipping off to sleep whilst marinating in gratitude?
Notice also how you feel when you wake up the following morning, it may be different than any time before.
After a while you will notice a shift in your mental state and how your body feels. It’s extremely powerful for such a simple practice.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share these exercises with you, if you have any dilemmas that you think I can help with, please get in touch.
Until next time, be grateful.