Gratitude may just be the key to living a happier life and improving your mental health. Practicing gratitude can be as simple as thanking someone when they do something, or it can be a more conscious activity through the practice of gratitude journaling. The more you incorporate gratitude into your life, the more benefits you will gain.
There are so many benefits of making time to be outdoors. Studies have shown that being outdoors is good for the mind and the body. This is especially true in the colder months when you are in great need of fresh air and Vitamin D. And this year, please make a bit of outdoor living a priority, even in the winter. This COVID-19 crisis is hard on all of us. Not only does being outside make is safer to socialize, but it will boost your spirits too.
We will often blame the other person for our frustration — they’re the ones being difficult, inconsiderate, selfish, stubborn. And there’s often good reason for that. So how can we work with these expectations so we can be more at peace, less reactive, and more compassionate with others? Let’s take a look.
Giving ourselves kindness is such an important act of self-care, and yet is rarely ever done. It's more about showing yourself some self-compassion and understanding for who you are and what you've been through.