I’m always trying to be more mindful.
I’m getting better at it thanks to the odd yoga class and learning to put down my phone once in a while but of course, it’s all rather difficult.
Learning to count your blessings is difficult when you have depression. I feel empathy for complete strangers and bruise easily about causes which I don’t necessarily relate to my own life. I can feel heartbroken thinking about something I did year ago, and that inconsolable dread that accompanies my condition is sometimes hard to shake.
I’m slowly getting better though, and felt inspired when I stumbled across this post on Gurl.com and liked the idea of following the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge. Over the next year I’m aiming to write a short blog post each topic on a weekly basis as a way to document my journey of learning to be more grateful. Here’s the topic list in full if you want to join me….
If you don’t blog then I think this is still a great tool to give you a writing prompt every week to reflect in your personal journal, or even just spend a few minutes peacefully reflecting on what you’re grateful for.
What do you think?
What a lovely idea Fiona! I have a lovely new cat notebook full of blank pages and i might just use it for this!
Just discovered your blog via Thirty on Tap – I love this idea! I did a “gratitude jar” back in 2014 and it was such a great tool for overcoming some deep-seeded emotional issues as well as learning to appreciate the little things. I may have to join you on this challenge!
I thought of doing the jar last year and never got round to it! I thought this is a good way to kill two birds with one stone and get some blog posts out of it as well x