I am writing this blog post reflecting over the last few days. My family took my three kids camping last week to give my hubby and I a lovely rest. This was a massive gift to us as a couple and we had been looking forward to it for weeks, planning our time and a couple of treats.
What happened when we were on our own could be described as a ‘catalogue of disasters’, I wont go into full detail but it was bad. Included being bitten in the sea, a meal out probably costing over £1000 due to a broken clutch on the car and four hours waiting to be rescued. I am sure you have all had days or weeks like this, we have all been there!
Despite the disasters, we did have time to connect and rest. One day I even went back to bed for a mid-morning nap! I am sooo grateful for these moments.
Do you know gratitude re-wires your brain?! It is so powerful for your health both emotionally and physically and yet SO SIMPLE!
Every day I do a “what are you thankful for in your day?” time with my kids, we weave it into the bedtime routine. I am trying to teach them young :).
I have been practising gratitude for many years, and when things happen as did last week, I search for the positives. I do this as a Christian, in prayer every day, but more recently I have begun to write 3 things each day which I have found amazingly helpful.
Just to clarify, I am not suggesting ‘positive mental attitude’ makes things better, but instead encouraging you to start a gratitude practice in your life. With gratitude as a daily habit, when things don’t go to plan, it will serve you with more peace and less angst.
Let me know how you get on,