Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.
Life’s stressors can be distracting. With all the hustle and bustle, we forget to thank ourselves for the little things we accomplish. To thank others comes naturally, but remembering to appreciate ourselves often needs to be reminded. Our capability to be the controllers of our universe allows us to positively impact others and should be met with gratitude. Gratitude is proven to benefit physical and psychological well being while improving metal strength and personal self-esteem.
Starting with yourself, it is good to acknowledge the entirety of everything good that you do. Appreciating the work you have put in will help motivate you through the work that still needs to be done. So give yourself a pat on the back because just being you is important.
Here are some everyday things that you might forget to thank yourself for:
For getting up every morning
It isn’t always easy crawling out of the comfort of your bed, so the fact that you do it everyday is a small accomplishment you are allowed to be proud of.
For taking on daily responsibilities
Another thing you might forget to thank yourself for, is having the courage to take on the day’s challenges. It can be hard doing things we have to do and might not want to do.
For continuously growing as an individual
Progress is something we rarely commend ourselves for. Even when we do not realize it, our individuality is blooming and our growth is unstoppable.
For being open to learning new things
Having the ability to learn is a blessing. Thank yourself for taking advantage of this capability as it is worth cherishing.
For having something you enjoy doing or are passionate about
Being passionate is often what drives us to achieve. Thank yourself for finding interests that motivate you and bring you happiness.
For having a few close friends
As long as you keep a few close friends, you will never be alone. Thank yourself for building relationships, being a good friend and having good ones in return.
For bouncing back from days that weren’t as great as you hoped
Getting through the tough days and always looking forward to the good ones. Appreciate the strength you have to see past the bad days.
For saying hello to people on the street
Having common courtesy can only bring positivity to you and those around you. Thank yourself for the small acts of kindness you share.
For catering to your bodies needs
Thank yourself for the times you have listened to your body. Doing what you need for both your physiological and psychological self.
For forgiving people that have done you wrong
Having the strength to forgive is something to be proud of. It is not easy letting go of anger and allowing yourself to move forward.
For always striving for happiness
Thank yourself for doing the things that make you happy. After all, happiness is the ultimate goal and you are the only one that can create it.