30 DAY GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!
With Thanksgiving just 30 days away, I thought it would be a great idea to warm up all of the things we’re grateful for in this crazy-a$$ life with this 30 day challenge!
Did you know that people who express gratitude on a regular basis see improvements in; self-esteem, sleep, mental strength, empathy, as well as physical and psychological health. Being thankful for all of the little things in your life deters feelings and actions of aggression and improves the relationships you have with everyone around you. So let’s get to it!
You can begin at any time (even if you miss a couple days, or hell, even a couple weeks, just jump in!). I will be beginning today (September 12, 2020)
You must post a picture that corresponds with each daily topic to your social media
Use the #GratitudeChallenge2020 AND TAG ME in every post for your chance to WIN a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION :) Yassss Kings & Queens! Anyone/everyone who completes ALL 30 DAYS WILL WIN A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION W/ YOURS TRULY!
Follow through with it! Don’t be lazy dammit! Each post should be done in the way you perceive it and interpret it to be. Don’t take sh*t so seriously. Have fun with it and use it to better yourself
DAY 1: GROWTH
Whether you realize it or not, every day, every moment, you're growing and changing. Most of us focus on growth as something that happens when we're young, but we never stop growing. How have you grown over the past year? Or how have you seen someone or something else grow?
DAY 2: KNOWLEDGE
You've learned so much since the day you were born, which is pretty amazing. What's the thing you're most thankful to have learned? Is there knowledge you've gathered this year that you're particularly grateful for? Also, today is a great day to be thankful for the resources and people who have taught you.
DAY 3: LOVE
There are so many kinds of love (romantic, platonic, etc.) and type is deserving of your gratitude. How do you share love in your life? How do you accept it? How does it make you feel when you think of the word "love"? Celebrate the love you experience for (and from!) others today.
DAY 4: MUSIC
Personally, I’m a 90’s Hip-Hop and R&B, and Country music lover (I know WTF, right?). There are songs for every occasion and mood, and hearing the right one at the right time can be life-changing. What kind of music do you enjoy? What song are you most thankful for right now?
DAY 5: NATURE
No matter where you live, there's likely to be some nature around you. What is inspiring or beautiful about nature you come into contact with often? What elements of nature do you most connect with? What element of the natural world are you most grateful to experience?
DAY 6: CREATIVITY
Even if you don't consider yourself "creative," every day you create something. You create connections, experiences, conversations. You might create art and music and magic. Consider what you have created recently. How did it feel? What would you like to create more of?
DAY 7: MEMORY
Memory is a tricky thing because it's not always very accurate. However, it does feel accurate and it's worth being thankful for. Consider your favourite moment or item from the past. What was wonderful about it? How do you feel when you think of that time / thing / person?
DAY 8: WORK
Work-related gratitude might be a challenge if you don't love what you do, but consider how work makes your life better. It provides income, and it can challenge, inspire, and excite you. Today, reflect on how you're fortunate to have a job (or a school) to go to each day. How does this experience improve your life, or at least help you in some way?
DAY 9: CHANGE
Change can be a negative or positive experience, but it's an inevitable part of life. What's changed in life over the past year? What's changed in the last decade? Do you have new friends, new experiences, new mindsets? If you're struggling with this prompt, change the way you do something today and see how it feels.
DAY 10: PEACE
Peace has become one of my favourite words in 2020, mostly because I so rarely experience it (1 year old, global pandemic, and oh lord so much more!). When do you most feel at peace? When you do feel relaxed, calm, and most like yourself? Those moments are the ones you should celebrate today (and maybe even consider how you want to incorporate more of them in your life!).
DAY 11: FREEDOM
Another word that has a lot of meaning for me is freedom. It's something I value incredibly highly (maybe too much?), and am extremely thankful to have in my life. In what ways do you feel free? What people, places, or experiences allow you to feel independent and untethered?
DAY 12: BEAUTY
There is always something beautiful around you if you make an effort to look for it. What beauty are you grateful to see or experience today, right now? What things make your home, office, neighbourhood, etc. more beautiful? Who around you embodies the essence of beauty? What do you find beautiful about yourself?
DAY 13: COLOUR
How do you feel about colour? Which ones are your favourites? What colours inspire feelings of happiness? Share those today!
DAY 14: TIME
Because we're only given so much time (an amount we can't even be certain about!), it's important that we pause and be thankful for the time we've been given. It's important, too, to take note of how we spend that time. How do you like to spend your time? What would you do if you had more time? What does the word "time" mean to you?
DAY 15: FRIENDSHIP
Without friendship, life would be quite dull. Today's the day to focus your attention on the friends who brighten your world. Who has been by your side no matter what? Who can you call, day or night, for a chat? Who puts a smile on your face when you think of them?
DAY 16: MAGIC
Regardless of whether or not you believe in magic, it exists all around you. There is magic when you connect with words written on a page. Magic in the moment that you fall in love. Magic in the way we're able to bond so closely with animals of other species. Magic is mixed in with our lives. What magic are you most thankful for today?
DAY 17: SEASONS
Which season is your favourite? Do you enjoy the changes that come with each season?
DAY 18: BOOKS
What books do you love most? What's the best book you've read this year, or in recent years? What have you learned from books that you might not have otherwise known?
DAY 19: KINDNESS
Kindness is such a simple thing, but it's not always as abundant as it could be. Today's a good day to do something especially kind for someone else. It's also the day to celebrate kindness -- kindness you've committed, you've experienced, or you've witnessed. When you think of the word "kindness," what's the first thing you think of?
DAY 20: HEALTH
If you don't have health issues, it can be very easy to take good health for granted, but it's one of the most important and amazing things to have. If you're feeling healthy, celebrate how lucky you are today. If you're struggling with health issues, try to focus on the things that are functioning well (or look forward to days when you will feel a bit better).
DAY 21: INSPIRATION
Inspiration is all around you -- if only you make an effort to look for it. Today, consider what inspires you to get out of the bed in the morning. What inspires you to keep working, loving, living? Use today as an opportunity to share your favourite source of inspiration with others.
DAY 22: HOME
What does the word "home" mean to you? Is it where you rest your head each night? Is it where you grew up? Or is home more of a state of mind? Or perhaps a person? Home doesn't need to be a physical thing so feel free to explore creatively with this prompt. Whatever home means to you, reflect on it and share a photo of it today.
DAY 23: ANIMALS
Even if you don't have a pet, it's likely that you take joy in seeing animals (or, if you're not an animal-lover, you can at least attempt to understand where that joy might come from). Do you have a favourite animal? If you have a pet, how does that animal make you feel? What animals would you like to know more about?
DAY 24: HUMOUR
Humour is one of life's greatest gifts. It can transform a mood, lighten a tough time, or touch on tough topics with levity. Today, reflect on what makes you laugh and the things you find humorous. Is it a movie? A book? A joke? A memory? A friend? Whatever evokes that giddy sense of joy within you, be thankful for it.
DAY 25: SNACKS
I'm a sucker for snacks. I love anything you can eat on the go, and I'm thankful to live in a time when such things exist. What is your favourite snack? What flavours (sweet, salty, etc.) are you most drawn to? Celebrate (and eat!) your favourite snack today.
DAY 26: EARTH
We're so lucky to be on this crazy marble of a planet, spinning around in space. We, as humans, don't treat the earth as well as we should, but still we get so much from it. Today, let's try to do something nice for the planet if we can. What do you love most about this place? What do you think of when you see a pic of earth from space?
DAY 27: MERRIMENT
How often do you make time for merriment? For just being silly? For having fun? Today's a good day to reflect on how it feels to have fun, to be silly, and to make merry. "Merry" is a word we hear mostly in connection with the holiday season, but why? Why not aim for merriment more often? What do you feel is the most merry activity to do?
DAY 28: FAMILY
Family — no matter what shape or size it comes in — is something we're all lucky to have in our lives. Take note of your family today (and "family" can include friends or anyone you've chosen as your family, too!). What do you love about the family you surround yourself with? What do you often take for granted and could be extra appreciative of today?
DAY 29: DREAMS
Today's prompt has a double meaning: it can be either the dreams you have a night (which I always find so fascinating!) or it can be the dreams you have during the day (the goals of what you want to achieve in the future). Regardless of which kind of dream you're focusing on today, ask yourself, "What's so special about my dreams? What do I want to celebrate about them?"
DAY 30: SELF
No matter what, the one thing you will always have in your life is YOU. On the final day of the challenge, I like to turn our attention inward. Consider, today, all the ways you are amazing, and appreciate the good (and not so good!) parts of yourself. What do you love most about you? What aspects do you feel deserve more love and attention?
If you did this entire challenge, you're seriously an incredible human being and you need to be hugged and high-five'd by me.
Love, Peace & Health,