As women, we spend most of our time wearing multiple hats, putting out fires, and jumping from project to project. Despite these challenges, experiencing gratitude can completely change your perspective. In March 2020, my law practice as a special education attorney came to a sudden halt when schools closed due to the pandemic. Since panicking can never be the best approach, I took more than a few deep breaths, focusing on the fact that I was still employed.
Radiate Wellness became an integral part of my daily routine. Radiate CALM was my go to cream during the day. Radiate BALANCE was my go to cream at night. More deep breaths. A Gratitude Attitude also meant having the time and energy to focus on health matters, occasionally moved to the back burner when managing a busy law practice.
Don’t get me wrong. Gratitude is not complete optimism or the ability to ignore reality. Rather, it is graciously accepting the setbacks in life, changing your perspective about those setbacks and praising your ability to persevere through them. Little life pep talks.
So how to you put this Gratitude Attitude into practice in your own life? A gratitude list where you intentionally identify the positive aspects of your life is a great place to begin. For example:
- I am alive and living life to the fullest to the extent possible.
- I have many authentic relationships with family, friends, coworkers, clients, mentors, neighbors, and even my exercise instructors.
- I am fortunate to have buys days because they teach me problem solve and develop coping strategies for stress.
While on a mountain hiking adventure, after the guide covered the agenda for the day, I would ask about our plans for the next day. She gently rebuffed my natural instinct to plan and encouraged me to live in the moment. The guide intuitively realized I needed to enjoy today rather than persistently thinking about tomorrow. Living in the moment became the theme of the adventure.
Likewise, having a Gratitude Attitude in means celebrating our accomplishments, appreciating our opportunities and encouraging each other in persevering through our difficulties. Let’s live in the moment together and use any Radiate Wellness products to meet our needs…Radiate JOY, Radiate ENERGY, Radiate VITALITY.