28 days, the amount of time it takes to make or break a habit! What if you said Thank You before your feet hit the floor? How many of you wake up dreading the day ahead of you, thinking of all the things that need to be done? What if you turned these negative experiences into positive ones? When I first learned of this practice I thought there was no way I would be able to remember to do this. Especially with 2 small kids screaming from across the hall cause they need this or that at 6:15 in the am. It was a little difficult in the beginning for sure. Now that I've been doing this for 8 months I can assure you it happens regardless of who or how I wake up. I pause, say Thank You and I'm off and running for the day.
You can take this practice a step further if you take a moment to create your day and give thanks for each thing that you will do or encounter. Example, this morning I said Thank You for my husband working an open shift, sun shinning, my daughters soccer game, and orders that I received and shipped out for my business. Thinking positively about what has not yet to come will only set you up for success for your day and make those things become something to truly be grateful about.
At the end of my day as I lay my head down and close my eyes I reflect back on the day and give thanks. I list off all the things I was grateful for in the AM and if any new surprises popped up as well. I always think about the next day too and do the same. Its a cycle that will become a norm without even trying.
So for the next 28 days do this with me. If you think in the beginning this will be hard to remember there are a few things you can do to help. You can put a post it on your clock that simply says Thank You. Perhaps tie a string around your wrist or finger to remind you of your practice. You may even want to go a bit more extreme and tape the word Thank You on your ceiling!!!
Post your updates and tell me how your progress is going!