We can all agree that at times, its hard to focus on being grateful. Especially as a Caregiver, daily tasks and realities can weigh heavy on your heart and mind. However, being grateful doesn’t mean you are ignoring negative feelings. It’s a way to make a shift and put the focus on some of the positive things that you have in your life and helps to get a different perspective.
The human mind can only experience one emotion at a time, so studies have shown that when you’re in a true state of being grateful, you can’t be focusing on anger, sadness, resentment or stress.
When we refer to a “gratitude practice” we just mean, a daily habit of being grateful. Anytime you make a change, physical or mental, you need to put routines in place to hold yourself to it. Just like going to the gym is a “daily practice” to get fit, a daily practice of being grateful will re-wire the way your brain looks at the world in a more positive way.
Having a daily gratitude practice can:
So now, HOW do we implement this daily gratitude practice? If it was easy, we wouldn’t have to do a blog post on it!...Lets go through some ideas:
We hope this inspires you to create a gratitude practice of your own. At Sunways, we’re grateful for YOU and our community of Caregivers who are sharing their heart daily with the ones they love.
Subscribe below to get weekly tips and resources for Seniors & their Caregivers.
Elli is the President of Sunways and loves spending time outside with her family, and is passionate about cooking and holistic health.