CALM AND CONNECTED - EPISODE 18
How my planner helps me be more thankful, and how to start your own gratitude practice
Are you a digital planner kind of person, or more of a physical planner type?
Before I was always a digital planner kind of gal, but over the last few years, I’ve found myself switching back to a physical calendar.
There was something nostalgic for me about switching back to a physical calendar. A peek into me as a dorky high schooler - I loved getting my planner and putting things in it. Seriously, I was that kid. And now I still feel the same way.
But I also wanted a place where I could physically write down and reflect on my previous week, to take some time and think about progress I’ve made, positive memories I want to hold on to and things I was thankful for.
So, I found a planner that allows me to do that. Every Sunday, I sit down and before I start to plan out the next week, I reflect on the previous week. What memories did I make? What progress did I make? And most importantly, what am I thankful for?
There are researchers conducting studies on gratitude, and show that it can improve psychological health, reducing toxic emotions and enhancing empathy and people who grateful are more likely to take care of their health.
So, how can you start a gratitude practice for yourself?
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