5 Gratitude Practices to Change Your Life(style)

Hello hello my friends!

Today I want to talk about our daily routines—the good, the bad, and the ugly (especially mine). More specifically, I want to talk about the habits we’ve adopted and the thoughts we experience FIRST thing in the morning that set the tone for the rest of our days. This idea came to me earlier this month when I was listening to Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly audiobook and she summed up the idea of living in scarcity for me in a way that REALLY resonated with my past self (and in a lot of ways my current self too); the version of me who wanted to be abundant, but had adopted a routine that was based in scarcity.

What do I mean by a routine based on scarcity? Brené describes this kind of routine as having feelings of "not enough-ness" from the moment you wake up. A daily flow that is centered around not having enough time, money, or energy to do things.

This looks like waking up beginning a series of thoughts like: "I didn’t get enough sleep, I wish I didn’t have to go to work, I don’t have enough time for breakfast, I don’t have time to work out, I don’t have any clothes to wear", which then sets the tone for the rest of the day. By lunch this transforms into a series of, “I don’t have time to grab lunch, I can’t afford to eat out today, I don't have time to start a new project, I don't have enough energy to talk to XYZ". Then, in the evening, many of us have focused on what we don’t have enough of ALL DAY, "Agh I have to sit in traffic, I’m too tired