It’s now proven that gratitude changes your brain and improves your mental health. The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, (my alma mater––Go Bears!) has studied gratitude for years. But, how many of us actually take the time to express gratitude and deeply reflect on all that we are grateful for?
I’ve had a daily gratitude practice for several years. I start each day writing in my gratitude journal, and I end each day reflecting on what made the day amazing. Recently, I’ve started to take a deeper dive into 3 people or things I’m grateful for each morning by asking “why” until I get to the core. It’s now part of my morning routine, along with asking myself sacred questions, meditation and affirmations.
I tend to reflect further on my gratitude this time of year, since it’s the season of being grateful and thankful. I want to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends, colleagues, clients, and potential clients. I appreciate you reading my newsletter/blog, the way you embraced my new weekly WINSDay newsletter, your DMs and comments on social media, and your emails of support. Despite the bumpy ride of 2020, there are so many people and things that I’m grateful for.
I feel so fortunate to have built my business this year. I certainly wasn’t anticipating a global pandemic when I turned my focus on Calhoun Coaching & Consulting full-time in early March, just two weeks before lockdown! However, I’ve been able to grow and build my business largely due to referrals, word of mouth, and people in my network who have partnered with me and/or showcased my work. I appreciate each and every one of you.