We all know to be thankful and grateful for what we have, it's something we learn very early on as children. But did you know that implementing a daily gratitude practice and can minimize and sometimes completely diminish anxiety/difficult emotions?
Gratitude can have such a powerful impact on your life because it engages your brain in an honest cycle. Your brain can only focus so much attention on one thing at a time. Therefore, your brain cannot focus on both equal parts positive and negative stimuli- essentially, you cannot be anxious and grateful at the same time!
Your brain also loves to look for things to prove what it already believes to be true, so once you start seeing things to be grateful for, your brain also starts LOOKING for more things to enjoy and appreciate. Now that feels good!
Try it today, write or speak out as many things you can think of to be grateful for, it can even be as silly as 'I am grateful someone made spoons so I can eat my delicious ice cream with'. Each day, find a handful of things you can list out with gratitude and see how it feels. :)