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Being Grateful Through Difficult Times

Sunset; being grateful through difficult times.

These are tough times for many people physically, emotionally, and even financially. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude by focusing on the positive may help these next few weeks seem a little brighter. Spending all your energy and time worrying about things can have negative effects on both your physical and emotional health, and being grateful for what you have and recognizing how fortunate you are can help you see things from a different perspective. Being grateful through difficult times isn’t an easy task, but it is worth it.

It Might Be Difficult

It can be difficult to stay positive and grateful during stressful life events, but it’s not impossible. As we have said many times over the last few weeks, focusing on the positive and doing something each day that brings you joy are two simple things you can do to help keep your mood up. It’s ok to feel sad or angry about your situation, but the important thing is that you don’t let it control you or dominate every thought and feeling you have. Acknowledge the positive and negative feelings you have, but make an effort to give more attention to the positive. It can be something as simple as still having one of your favorite foods in the house, or being grateful for the ability to sleep in more often. The little things each day is what will help each of us get through these next few weeks with a better attitude, and hopefully a recharged mind and spirit when this is over.

Take some time each day to do something that calms you down or brings you joy, learn a new skill, work on your spiritual life, or anything else that makes you feel good. Remind yourself of all the things you are blessed with, whether it be still having a job or a place to live, having a healthy body, or getting to finish a new show. These next few weeks might lead to a lasting reminder in all of our lives to be more mindful of what really matters to us, and might make us rethink whether the small daily inconveniences are really worth getting upset over.

You can listen to our Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude podcast episode on our website here. You can also listen on our YouTube channel here.

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