Radical Self Care: Gratitude Journal

Radical Self Care: Gratitude Journal

Self care action of day was to start a gratitude journal where I write down three things I am grateful for every day. It is a very straight forward way to train the mind to focus on what is right instead of just what is wrong. There are so many things to be grateful for that writing down three doesn’t seem that hard. Plus I can see how rereading things I have been grateful for could be helpful when I was feeling low and without hope. One of my dear friends had a journal where she writes down the most beautiful thing she saw that day. It was such a good way to train to eye to see beauty in all its manifestations. I have read so many studies that promote this simple cognitive behavior technique of training the mind to see what is good and what makes you happy to be alive. Today I was grateful my birth support clients had such a straightforward and wonderful birth and healthy baby boy; I was grateful for my bed, and I was grateful for this community of friends supporting each other in good self care & loving and kind community.