27/05/2019

Gratitude Diaries 27.05.19

Good afternoon my beautiful readers!
What better way to start a gratitude blog post than thanking all of you for making this blog such a great place for me to visit after 4 years! I can hardly believe I’ve been on this journey for 4 whole years now! Crazy how quickly time flies and yet so many things have changed. I have changed and grown so much as a woman in the last year, yet alone the last 4! 
I’ve loved and lost, loved and found! 
Learnt and tried. Learnt and failed. Learnt and succeeded! 
I keep 2 journals, one is a law of attraction journal - bullet journaling, recording my daily activities and plans, recording goals, monitoring them through out the month and then summarising at the end of the month. 
The second journal records 3 things I am grateful for, 3 amazing things that are going to happen that day, 3 positive affirmations, 3 amazing things that happened that day (goals acheived etc) and then 3 things I can improve on for the following day/s. 
I have been doing these journals for 5 months now consistently, what I have found is the more gratitude I express, the days I go into my day with good intentions and positive affirmations are the days I succeed the most. It’s mindset control, it’s me, taking control of my own mind, and in turn determining what is going to become of my day! 
So I thought I would start sharing on here, not daily but often, the things I am grateful for in my current state of life. I hope this can somewhat resonate with you and trigger you to see things you are grateful for. 
Sometimes we spend so much of our energy thinking forward, or looking back that we don’t take the time to be grateful for what is now. 
Here are 3 things I am grateful for right this moment; 
  • The Amy Landino YouTube video I watched this morning about the benefits of reading more regularly. Did you know that reading 25-30 minutes a day can extend your lifespan by upto 2 years? No me either. This YouTube video led me to picking up the book “the secret” a book I’ve been reading on and off for a couple of weeks now. I ended up on the chapter about gratitude, which then inspired me to write this post. 
  • My second thing I am grateful for today is the freedom of my own time to be able to do these things. Quite often I live my life at 100 miles an hour - I actually love living life this way, but on occasion I do cherish the odd downtime day. Today I went to the gym to do my morning cardio, popped to Morrison’s to buy ingredients for breakfast, then nipped over to Costa coffee to pick up my favourite brew; a coconut latte with sugar free caramel syrup! Literally, it soothes my soul. I was back home, making a delicious breakfast and showered by 11am. Led down to watch some YouTube/read with a cup of tea and now I’m led, hair still wet - typing this up. 
  • The third thing I’m extremely grateful currently, is my new adapted mindset to life. I struggled deeply a lot last year, and the very beginning of this year with depression and extreme anxiety. I would lock myself away for hours and just sob, or do nothing just laying there waiting for the hours to pass me by. Eventually, I got sick of my own shit, and I started taking action to feel better. Therapy, journaling, audio books, podcasts. Whatever it took. The more time i invested in myself, the more these things started becoming habits. Healthy habits, replacing the negative habits that were shitting all over my shine. The more I acheieved these positive habits, the prouder I became of who I was becoming. The better I felt about myself, the brighter my vibe became. The brighter my vibe became the more good, happy, positive things I attracted into my life. The best bit of coming up from the darkest place and seeing my life change before me, is that I really appreciated those positive changes. I was/am grateful for them. 
What are you grateful for today? 
Blonde xox 


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