Even when we are at our lowest, there is something to be grateful for. Commit to stating your gratitude for some period – it doesn’t have to be forever, just a period of time that you think you can keep your commitment. If it’s 3 days, that is fine. If it is a month, or 3 months, or a week – it will work. Pick a time when you can remember to do it – in the morning before you get up, at night right before you go to bed, at lunch time, whenever works for you. Decide if you want to commit to writing it down, or sharing it with someone, or just thinking it to yourself. Then do it. Don’t censor your gratitude – if all you can be grateful for today is that you made it out of the house with matching socks, then be grateful for that.
Try this for a while, and be aware of any changes in your life. Our view of the world changes when we see all that we have to be grateful for. And sometimes the more we are grateful for, the more we seem to have to be grateful for. We’d love to hear how this goes for you.