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Anne-Marie of Mindful Frontiers: How Each Of Us Can Leverage The Power Of Gratitude To Improve Our Overall Mental Wellness

DAILY MINDFULNESS: Practicing mindfulness in all aspects of our life can generate an overall feeling of gratitude. One can choose responses and be grateful for all that which we have in our life, from the sun rising each day, to the work we have, the food that nourishes us, the people we love and the home in which we are safe. Each day is a new creation and each moment a new opportunity to be grateful.

  1. GRATITUDE REFLECTION: Before falling asleep at night, reflecting or writing about one or two things for which someone is grateful. This can be one sentence, a paragraph or a page. The reflection can be filled with anything for which you are grateful.
  2. SETTING INTENTIONS: Upon waking, set a gratitude intention for the day. For example, “may self-kindness fuel gratitude throughout my day”. This is similar to a mantra and can be incorporated into a waking meditation practice.
  3. EXPERIENCE GRATITUDE IN UNEXPECTED MOMENTS: When an uncomfortable encounter happens, use mindfulness and a deep breath to choose where to focus the attention. For example, when a co-worker complains or criticizes, we might consider being grateful that we have the freedom to pause, breathe and choose to respond to the encounter.
  4. DAILY MINDFULNESS: Practicing mindfulness in all aspects of our life can generate an overall feeling of gratitude. One can choose responses and be grateful for all that which we have in our life, from the sun rising each day, to the work we have, the food that nourishes us, the people we love and the home in which we are safe. Each day is a new creation and each moment a new opportunity to be grateful.
  • to teach that we aren’t judged by our thoughts, sensations, and feelings.
  • to show by example that mindfulness is a way to generate self-compassion and gratitude.
  • to explain what it feels and looks like to be confident yet relaxed.

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Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated

Entrepreneur, angel investor and syndicated columnist, as well as a yoga, holistic health, breathwork and meditation enthusiast. Unlock the deepest powers