The Gratitude Game
The opposite of gratitude is resentment. Resentment fosters suffering, and suffering, with no tools to quell it, can feel like quicksand sucking you deeper into negativity until you're convinced that the world is an awful place. There's no easy (or cheap) way out of this once it swallows you up. This simple inner exercise of expressing daily gratitude will form a taut rope that you can grab a hold of and pull yourself bak up onto solid ground.
What You'll Need
- Writing utensil
What You'll Do
- Sit with your eyes closed and place your attention on a handful of people, places, circumstances or recent life lessons that you are grateful for.
- Open your eyes and write down 5 statements of gratitude.
- Keep this piece of paper with you and refer to it a couple of times throughout your day.
- At the end of the day, place it in a jar.
- Track your happiness level at the end of each day for 7 days, and then journal about where you are at the end of the week.
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