I’m currently dealing with another round of what I like to call “spells.” My health hasn’t been the best lately but working on staying positive despite having to take a nap or two each day. I never realized how much life you take for granted until you have to make 80% of your day’s decisions based on what’s best for your health. Looking on instagram and seeing boozy brunches and late nights don’t make me jealous anymore because I’m taking care of my body and treating it with respect. It’s the simple pleasures that make me twinge in longing: workouts, working in an office, driving (!!).
I wish I could say I had an easy answer, but after what is now 12 months of dealing with a mystery balance disorder, all I can say is I am grateful for learning at 25 the importance of taking care of myself and my body. .
We all glamorize our life on instagram, whether it’s for others, or in my case, to remind me of the good days and moments outside. But regardless of what we put out for others, it’s important to remind ourselves why we are grateful and what we are grateful for. So the reason why I shared my story is mainly to show you, my dear readers, why you should be grateful for your life. If you’re having a bad day, it’s not a bad life, it’s one hour, or one day, and guess what you can wake up tomorrow with a positive outlook and CHOOSE to be grateful now.
So here’s my challenge to you: find a piece of paper, and before you go to sleep write down ONE thing each day that you are grateful for. It could be as small as your coffee that brewed extra amazing this morning, or the fact that you found time to bake a new baked good this week (and it was delicious), or you found that amazing lipstick you lost last month. Write down one thing every day for the rest of November. I promise you you’ll be happy you did it, happier with your life, stop sweating as many little things, and you accomplished a goal. You don’t have to be thankful only on Thanksgiving.
Now what do you say? Want to join this challenge with me? If so, start by commenting below one thing you are grateful for. I hope you’ll bring me a little bit of joy and share with me if you read this. It’s always a bit scary to put yourself out there, so thank you for letting me share here…