So, first off let me say I hope every one of you reading this is doing well during this time. I know the future is uncertain and I know some of you will have to divert your attention to more important matters due to finances or health or other circumstances. But, just in case you have a little break in your day, this is for you.
Day 1: Start with gratitude
Grab a journal or just a plain piece of paper and list ten things you are grateful for. They can be small things or big things, just anything that leaves you with a feeling of gratitude.
For instance, you may feel grateful that you have great friends who support you right now and family that loves you even in the worst of times. Make a list and keep it where you will see it everyday or often. Or share it on your social media accounts to spread the positivity!
Day 2: Exercise & meditate
During these hectic times, it is still important to maintain a general wellbeing, which includes your mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.
Start a fun workout routine right in your backyard or in your living room. Try going for a morning walk (keeping your social distance with a mask, if you can). Notice how refreshed and positive you feel after your workout.
Meditation will give you some time alone with yourself and will help bring peace to your inner self. Try some yoga exercises or practice a meditation routine that will help you have a positive outlook on life.
Day 3: Cleansing your space
If our spaces are cluttered and clumsy, it can be hard to find anything and that frustration often leads to negative feelings about yourself and others. It can also lead to a negative outlook on life. This step is meant for you to clear out your house and place everything in an orderly manner so that whenever you are looking for something you are able to find it quickly and avoid any negativity. Managing your space leads to a clean, welcoming home, which will only help you find more gratitude.
Day 4: No Complaining Day
We started off with gratitude and we should end on a positive note as well and what better way to do that than to have a day where you don’t complain. Now, this is harder than it sounds, but it can be done. And the more you do it, it will almost become second nature.
So, on this day, try not to complain about anything at all. Whether it is a small issue or a really big one, try to resolve it without complaining.
When you get through all 4 days, start again! You never know, you may learn something new about yourself each time you repeat the challenge.
What are some things you have been doing to help get you through this tough & uncertain time?
Hi, Serena! I was so happy to see that you had stopped by my blog the other day! Thank you for your sweet words, concern, and kindness to me. I hope all is well with you and your family and trust the Lord will keep you all safe and healthy continually. I appreciated this post and the wonderful suggestions. No matter how hard things are in the outside world, we can certainly be grateful and keep a postive vibe inside our homes. Please take good care, and keep in touch. Sending hugs and blessings your way!
I saw your reply back to me Cheryl on your site! Thank you for coming to visit me! I’m glad you appreciated the post. I hope that one day we get to meet in real life, looking forward to that!!! Please take care!
I really enjoy step 2 with exercise and meditation! I went to an eLearning Class called 8 Steps to Life. That is Step 1 to help change. It is free and a new class starts 5.18.20. You can join here: https://chi.us/newsletter-signup-form/
That elearning class sounds awesome, thank you!