You Should Start & End Each Day by Counting Your Blessings ~ KayCee Enterprises
A very easy way to start organizing your mind and begin practicing gratitude is to make a habit out of counting your blessings in the morning and night. You don’t necessarily have to write them down day and night, for time constraint purposes, but you can do as I do; choose a time of day to write and a time of day to review and reflect. Just taking a few minutes first thing in the morning and before you go to bed is enough to begin building this new habit as a routine. Here are some tips to help you get started:

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Baby Steps

Taking baby steps, when trying to build a habit, is usually the best way to start. It’s been proven that by making something that you may consider hard, easier on yourself using small steps, allows you to be more inclined to continue. So in the beginning, try not to do too much at once; just appreciate the small things like the fact that you can see, the fact that you have a couple of clients, or even the fact that you started a business in the first place. Sometimes just recognizing a small blessing within your life or business can have a big impact on your psyche.

Add As You Go

Another good method of building on a habit of gratitude is to add it to your existing daily routine. Whatever schedule you would normally follow in the morning, just be sure to include a few minutes to think of your blessings. For example, my morning routine consists of waking up at least 30 minutes before I have to wake my kid up, make a cup of tea, look through my to-do list, and review my journal entry from the night before. Between writing in my journal and reviewing it the next day, it takes maybe a total of 10 extra minutes out of my day. Now, if you continuously review your blessings at the same time each day, then once that time comes you’ll be inclined to remember the positive aspects of your day.

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Create Visual Reminders

Now, in the case that you’ve forgotten or simply decided to skip a day, try to add some visual cues to your work area. Have you ever heard of a Vision Board to push you to manifest what you want for your business? This is the same concept. On a Vision Board, you would add PICTURES of your goals and place it around your desk as a constant reminder of what you are working towards. The more you look at it, the more you give yourself positive affirmations, the closer you’ll get to attaining your goals. The same can be said for giving yourself visual cues to go off of in building your new “counting your blessings” habit. Place post it notes with a couple of blessings written down on your computer so that it’s the first thing you see before you get to work. Try to stick notes on your night stand so it’s the last thing you see before going to sleep. For those of you who don’t like to write, technology comes in handy as well for reminders. You can set an alarm on your phone or tablet so that you won’t leave the house or go to sleep without taking time to revisit/ remember your blessings.

 

Bring it Around Town (A SpongeBob Joke…ugh Shut Up)

So another thing you also should start doing is to turn those complaints into something positive. For example, when you wake up on the wrong side of bed, remind yourself that you did wake up today. While you wake, there’s someone who took their last breath that night. Or, if you lost a client that month and were just shy of your monthly goal, remember that you still have other loyal customers and with their word-of-mouth, you will be able to fill that seat with two more clients. It may seem obvious to you, but most people forget to do this when the hard times comes. Reminding yourself that your business is still bringing in money or that you’re in good overall health can do extreme wanders for your mental outlook. Always try to find the silver lining; trust me it really works.

Take Notes

Another good tip to try is to jot down positive things as they happen or as you think about them during the day. It would only take you a few seconds to make a note of what you feel grateful for in that moment. You can then reflect on it later on during your quiet bedtime routine (or refreshing morning routine).

Now you can see how getting into the habit of realizing the good things in your life isn’t really that difficult. Just making a few small changes here and there, and you’ll find that it’s actually quite easy to implement this practice.

About Ky Toure – Post’s Author

My name is Ky Toure and I’m the owner of  KayCee Enterprises and the founder of KayCee’s Business Institute. My main focus is to help business owners succeed through positive mindsets and organization using project management techniques. What are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments below. ↓↓
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