There's been a lot written about the benefits of being grateful - reductions in anxiety, increased happiness, even lowered aggression, among other perks. But being cognizant of what we have to be grateful for, and remembering to express it, sometimes falls by the wayside - so often, grateful thoughts get drowned out by the things I'm worried about, stressed about, regretful about. The trial prep that didn't go well, the judge that ruled against my client, the client that took his stress out on me, the thoughtless thing that I said or the task I failed to complete - that's what I obsess over, and it can become a negative feedback loop.
But with so much to be thankful for, now felt like a good time to run through a little listicle of all the good things that happened this week (much better than dwelling on the bad, right?).
So, here goes.
What are you grateful for today?