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GRATITUDE AND GOALS

Today, I’m going to cap off “mindfulness month” with a super important topic: gratitude.

There’s real science behind it – and how taking time to feel and express gratitude can actually help you reach your goals.

If you want to do some extra research-backed reading on this topic, here’s a link: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_gratitude_motivates_us_to_become_better_people

I’m just going to hit the high points about how having a gratitude practice can help YOU.

You see, when you make the time to actively think about what you’re grateful for, it’s like doing a positivity reset for your brain and heart.

  • It can lead you to see that you deserve positive things to happen in your life, and
  • that you are capable of making them happen.
  • It can help you feel better physically, with fewer symptoms of illness, and even
  • help you to improve your relationships, do better in school and in your career, and so much more.

And here’s something really interesting …

People who regularly express gratitude are more motivated to engage in healthier activities that help them be more successful.

So, how do you build your gratitude muscles?

Idea #1: Keep a gratitude journal 

It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is write down three things every day that you’re grateful for – taking a moment to really FEEL the gratitude as you write.

BUT … if you want to add a little “juice” to that, here’s something else to try:

Idea #2: The Subtraction Exercise.

Think about something important in your life – it could be a person, your health, something you’ve achieved, or an experience you’ve had.

Now … imagine your life without it.

What would be different? How would YOU and your day-to-day life be different?

Doing this exercise can help boost happiness and gratitude, according to researchers.

Powerful stuff!

Today, I’m grateful for:

1. My home and family.

2. My health and fitness

3. My amazing clients

4. Being able to spend time with people I care about this week

What are YOU grateful for? Email me back and let me know. 

Thank you again for your support. 

Happy Thanksgiving,

Lyonel Lumarque

www.GetLyonStrong.com

LYONEL LUMARQUE

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