I love everything about Thanksgiving! Yes, I love getting to share delicious food with my family and loved ones. But what I love most about this holiday is how it reminds us to find gratitude for all of the blessings we already have. Too often we are always looking for more; more money, more friends, more house, more cars, more willpower, more time to workout. Take time today to realize that you already have so much! Find thanks for the life you have now. It may not be perfect, but I’m sure it’s filled with lots to be grateful for.
Maybe you’re having trouble today (or any other day) finding the positive. When you get stuck in a rut, use these 3 tips to help you realize how great your life really is!
1. Make a list.
Write down all the things you’re thankful for. They can be anything! Having a warm place to sleep, food to eat, feeling your heart beating, having that one friend who is always there when you need her/him. Start small and the rest will pour out. Seeing all of your blessings helps you find perspective and realize how much you already have.
2. Give a compliment.
Light up someone else’s day with a small act of kindness. When you see the smile on his/her face you’ll realize how truly powerful you are at spreading optimism. Every one of you is vital in creating a positive world for all of us to feel affirmation, acceptance, love, and kindness. Feeling shy? Share a smile! Challenge: Smile or compliment a complete stranger!
3. Write a love note.. to yourself!
Pretend as if you were your best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, sibling, mom, or dad. Write down all the reasons you love being you in a letter to yourself. I know, it sounds weird. Just trust me! We must adore ourselves first and foremost. Having a love affair with yourself can be one of the most exhilarating experiences.
Today, I also want to share how thankful I am for YOU! You keep Life in Spandex living and breathing. Thank you so much for making it possible for me to do what I really love! Sharing my passion for health and fitness while also helping women find self-love, health, and balance has been a long-time dream of mine. About a year and a half ago I decided to take a big risk and go after it! Thank you for reading, participating, sharing, and supporting me in my own journey.
So please, if there is any other way I can help you, do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I want the content on the blog to be relevant and helpful. Specific fitness tips, workouts, healthy recipes, video? Let me know what information you want!
Speaking of which… keep a look out for a brand NEW fitness challenge that will take your body and mind to the next level in December! Subscribe to Life in Spandex to make sure you’re the first to know when you can sign up and how you can win some awesome prizes! Get excited, we are going to kick some butt this holiday season!
Health and happiness,