How to Rewire Your Brain For Gratitude
What three things are you grateful for in this moment right now? Can you write them down? On your phone, in a notebook, in an email to yourself – see if the feeling of gratitude intensifies when you right these things down.
Gratitude is an incredibly powerful mindfulness tool. It accomplishes so many things in a short amount of time. It rewires our pattern of thought to notice all the things that are going right in our lives, when we can often feel trapped in a story of negativity. It helps us call to mind things that bring us joy, adjusting our mood and outlook. It shifts our perspective and suddenly we can feel more optimistic about our present circumstances. And it’s totally free, can be done without a wi-fi connection, and takes mere seconds.
Try this quick journaling prompt throughout your day. Any time you feel stress or anxiety bubbling up, see if you can identify 3 things you feel grateful for. They can be seemingly small in nature, every little feeling of gratitude matters! If you have the time, see if you can jot those down quickly as well and amplify their effects.
We are so grateful for all of you and we can’t wait to see you in class!