Category: Gratitude

Things to Look Forward To When You’re Stressed and Overworked

5 Things to Look Forward To When You’re Stressed and Overworked

To start your day right and be productive, the first thing you need to do is get out of bed. But when you’re stressing about work and feeling overwhelmed, even getting out of bed feels like a chore, and brushing your teeth feels like a chore, and so does making

Gratitude List

10 Things To Be Grateful For: How To Make A Gratitude List

This year has certainly proven that life is truly a surprise. At the beginning of the year, we made plans—a birthday party with family, some friends and colleagues, a weekend getaway, an overseas trip, and a morning or early afternoon coffee run; these were just some of the many things

Gratitude prompts

25 Daily Gratitude Journal Prompts To Boost Your Positive Energy

We are often told to count our blessings—a piece of advice that is easier said than done in real life. Expressing gratitude is such a challenge as it is easier to dwell on the negatives. What we watch on TV, what we hear from our peers, what we read in

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Stop

Stop whatever you are doing and focus on this.

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Take Deep Breaths

Follow the instructions on screen or if you have sound follow the spoken instructions.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

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Observe

Observe your body, your thoughts, your feeling and your emotions. Is your heart racing? Are you sweating? Is your mouth dry? Are you angry? Are you worried? Are you stressed?
Do you need to be reacting the way you are?
How important is the issue you are stressed about?
Is this worth you being stressed over? Will it still be important this time next year?
What advice would you give to a friend if they were in your position?

Now take a moment and relax yourself.

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Proceed

Now continue on with your day, incorporating what you have just learned about the emotions you were feeling.