Today is a day of rest, but there is still a challenge ahead for you. Express gratitude to at least one person in your life. I am sure it has been a difficult few months for everyone reading this post and there are many difficult months ahead. There are days when you receive bad news or you have to deliver bad news. There are days when you have to make difficult decisions that may impact others. Lately, it seems that every day is a combination of one or many of these activities. However, at the beginning and end of the day please take 5 minutes to reflect on what are true blessings in your life: your health, family, friends, your spouse/lover, having a roof over your head, food on the table, being able to enjoy a beautiful spring day, a bed to lie in at night. I have been taking a few minutes each night to reflect and sometimes journal on the day's events. It helps me to have closure to the day and forces me to take deep breaths and focus on the positive. Please take time today to rest (active rest, yoga, pilates, taking a long walk) and also to call or text someone and share your gratitude for their role in your life.
"In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways."
Reference: Harvard Health