Today we dive into the power of gratitude, kindness, and a fitness trick that will give you actionable steps to start your week off right. The uncomfortable part of this comes from appreciating yourself. You are special, unique, and irreplaceable. We get too comfortable doubting ourselves and it is time to congratulate yourself and be proud of your awesome accomplishments this year, month, week and the upcoming 42
Reflect with daily gratitude.
It is virtually impossible to feel negative energy when you are in a mental state of gratitude. Try thinking about it this way, I challenge you to try and smile and frown at the same time! You will also receive the best benefits from practicing gratitude when you take the focus off yourself and place it on to someone else. Invisible gratification occurs when you do an activity that gratifies you without anyone knowing about it. As a starting point, see what happens when you try answering these questions tomorrow.
– What was the most meaningful conversation you had with someone today?
– What made it special for you?
– Did you let the other person know how they made you feel?
One of the most epic experiences I experienced was in Bogota, Columbia in May with the people in the title picture. It taught me another level of gratitude and to go out of your way to help people out even if they can’t repay you back. Personally, I have found that helping others without getting paid back is the most enjoyable feeling. When hiking through the beautiful Bogota Columbia, I ended up getting lost through the trail, only to find a crew horseback riding ahead of me. I followed them, thinking that they were going to the top of the mountain. Turns out, they were going on a 6 hour horseback ride across Bogota. There was no turning back. I had to keep up with the horses for 20km. I am so grateful for these people accepting me as part of their group of providing me with apples and water to get through the run. This was one of my most epic hikes and it was made by these people who I will never be able to repay back.
Learn more about the lessons I learned from my travels @ https://brandonlabella.com/travels/
Random acts of kindness do not have to be huge undertakings.
Some of the best random acts of kindness that I have either witnessed, or done myself, include the following small but largely fulfilling acts:
– Helping someone vertically challenged get something off the shelf at the grocery store.
– Giving someone a hug without them expecting it to make their day better than how they started it.
– Sharing a public post on social media that lets someone know that they have inspired you and that they have done things to make a positive difference in your life.
Recharge by Doing Daily Plank Exercises
Plank exercises have a positive effect on our nerves that allow us to improve our overall mood! That is why I do them every morning after my gratitude journal and glass of water. They also stretch out muscle groups that contribute to stress and tension in the body.
Check out how to do a proper plank
How Can We Take Action?
Create your own daily gratitude action plan. Each person receives benefits differently so it is very important that you do what works best for you and not someone else!
Your daily gratitude action plan could look something life this…
This life is a gift.
Water is the earth’s most precious gift of natural energy.
Define your purpose
Do whatever it is that makes you want to jump out of bed each morning.
Power Plank • Jumping Jacks • Abs
Journal-“5 to Thrive”
Journal for 5 Minutes About What is Bothering You
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Plan your day
If I could only do three of those tasks today, which are the most important ones to accomplish?
Create a vision and never let the environment, other people’s beliefs, or the
limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions.
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I am so excited for what March has in store for all of us! Wishing you an amazing month free, fulfilled, and happy!
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Originally published at brandonlabella.com