Grief and fear catch all of us from time to time ...
1. Thinking Time: Grief and Fear
Gratitude is a simple possibility to handle grief and fear better
In my book "So Hard to Enjoy Life in Bali", I already mentioned that my brother-in-law's bereavement has been the decisive factor for a major change in my life. Yes, how do handle such a situation? Are you able to make a big decision dealing if you are in grief? And that is very similar to dealing with fear. There is a very simple way to deal with grief, as well as with fear.
How can you handle it better? I want to share the answer with you. It simply is gratitude. And gratitude training is very easy to do. Just think every morning about 5 things, you are thankful for. And write them down. So for example:
- that I have never felt as fit as now ever before in my life
- that I am living in sync with my values
and it can be very small things like eg.
- that I can see,
- that I can hear,
- and that I can smell and taste,
- that I have children.
You will not immediately feel the effect of this exercise. But if you have executed this simple gratitude exercise habitual, you will notice after 1 and 2 months that your anxiety disappears. And then you will be able, even to feel grateful for the time you spent with the deceased. You can look back and appreciate the journey of life you experienced together. And you additionally incurred, it didn't get me. I'm still alive, and life goes on.
2. Your Gratitude Challenge Task For Today:
Share this link with the members of your challenge!
3. Write down 5 things you are grateful for:
1. I am grateful for ..., because ...
2. Further, I am grateful for ..., because ...
5. Finally, I am grateful for ..., because ...
Please remember that as your self-esteem grows, due to a feeling of gratitude, your feelings of helplessness and your fears disappear.
4. A Gratitude Meditation from Dr. Deepak Chopra
Vital and happy regards