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Lost Your Joy? This One Principle Could Be a Game Changer

If you are always thinking about "not having enough" or what is "going wrong", you are just asking for more of the same, writes Rachel Reva.

By Rachel RevaTuesday 9 May 2023LifestyleReading Time: 2 minutes

Ever had one of those “gruelling” weeks where you can’t seem to catch a break? I know I have.

And sometimes, it can be easy to let those emotions continue into the next week, unchecked.

Recently, I noticed this in myself.

Yes, I have those weeks too.

I was tired, overthinking everything and felt like any request made of me was “too much”.

What had happened?

My joy had disappeared.

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I had forgotten this spiritual principle: gratitude.

Even as a coach and mentor, sometimes I need to drink my own medicine and go back to this very foundation.

If you aren’t feeling ‘full’ today in your life – check your gratitude.

Oh, and for the cynics: it’s not just me talking ‘feel good’ stuff here – this Forbes article outlines scientifically proven benefits of practising daily gratitude, including better long-term health and sleep.

The famous actress Doris Day said: “Gratitude is riches, complaint is poverty.”

It makes perfect sense. After all, what you focus on, grows.

So, if you are always thinking about “not having enough” or what “isn’t going right” – you are just asking for more of the same.

Abundance goes where gratitude flows.

So, here’s a quick exercise to help you get on the gratitude train:

Right now, write down three things you are grateful for today.

And come back to that list at least three times today and repeat it to yourself – including right before you go to sleep.

Aim to start and end the day with this gratitude principle.

Try it for a week and I promise you will see a huge difference in how you show up in your life, relationships and business.

No matter what’s going on with you right now – just stop thinking about what’s not working and start with gratitude.

It’s a game changer.

Article supplied with thanks to Rachel Reva at Life On Her Terms.

Feature image: Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash 

About the author: Rachel Reva is a PR consultant and author with a career that has spanned TV, writing, radio and politics. Born in Georgia, USA, Rachel now lives in Australia with her young family, and is heard every week on radio.