30 days of gratitude/30 days of pain – intro post & Day #1
Yesterday I floated the idea of doing a daily ‘gratitude’ exercise
Now before you think I’ve gone all floaty, one of the things I’ve been aggressively doubling down on is my mindfulness
Had some chest pains lately (I’m getting them checked out don’t worry had two lil heart attacks already and I’m NAILZ lol) hence I’ve been doing things such as:
– Phone free time
– Meditation (via my MUSE)
– More nature
– Cutting back coffee/stimulants
– Exploring ways to be more mindful
The whole gratitude exercise thing?
Honestly was pretty dubious about it but have seen loads of articles and this snippet stood out
‘When we express gratitude and receive the same, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions, and they make us feel ‘good’. They enhance our mood immediately, making us feel happy from the inside.’
I don’t know about you but I could do with some more happy chemicals eh?
So fuck it
Thoughts I’d give it a try
(The article is is the first comment, was looking up some stuff on dealing with grief and found it https://positivepsychology.com/neuroscience-of-gratitude/ )
With a twist
I fucking HATE cardio
I’ve love lifting heavy things – and I’m quote good at it but cardio just sucks balls
I’m lucky enough to have a home gym with a fancy bike so thought what I would do is this
1. Wake up
2. Regret doing this challenge immediately
3. Quit being a whiny bitch and do the bastard cardio
4. Write a post in here with what I’m grateful for that day
5. Screenshot my exercise and post in the comments as proof
6. Repeat for 30 days
And then YOU, ever day if you like, join along with me
Not with the pain bit, that’s just me being a sadistic fucker lol
But with what YOU are grateful for
Look, I know right now there may not seem much to be grateful for, but if you take a moment to look you will find something – no matter how small
And besides, giving it a go for 30 days can’t hurt can it?
Right with that in mind:
I am grateful for this wonderful community that I am proud to serve; it literally brings joy to my life and I am honoured you chose to be here and proud of it and what we have achieved
Right, now it’s your turn
What are YOU grateful for?
And the links in comment #1, the screenshot of bastard misery – aka the proof of my exercise – will be in the comments soon
If you don’t see one every day give me shit!
PS will be using the same image (the sunset) every day, and my goal is to get it done first thing (the gratitude) then a spite filled rage of Lycra and sweat