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Gratitude Is An Attitude

A shorter newsletter this week as the Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue in earnest. A four day Bank Holiday has provided a fantastic backdrop to marking the 70th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth ascending to the throne. Regardless of your thoughts about the monarchy, there is no denying her service to the country. Who could honestly say they could turn up every day, to the same job, for 70 years? It is definitely something to be commended and commemorated.

And as we pause, reflect, and show gratitude to Her Majesty with concerts, flybys, and even the odd Corgi race, it bodes the question ‘How often do you show personal gratitude?’

Gratitude is more than a simple thank you to someone who has helped you or recognition of a good day. It is a positive emotional response associated with many benefits to your wellbeing. By experiencing gratitude, you appreciate something or someone, responding with kind, warm and generous feelings.

Often spontaneous emotion of gratitude is felt in the moment, perhaps reflecting on positive experiences, feelings, or thoughts. You may be thankful for your health, pausing to observe the beauty around you or a positive influence on your life. Whatever you are reflecting upon, take time to concentrate on how it makes you feel as it can improve physical, mental, and emotional health.  

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For some, it can be a natural occurrence to find gratitude daily, but for others it can be more challenging. The good news is there are three simple techniques you can use to improve the appreciation of your achievements.

  1. Write Your Journal – Each day note three things you are grateful for
  2. Use Your Senses – Being alive is a gift. Use your sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch to remind yourself what a joy it is
  3. Share Your Positivity – Turn social media on its head, and only comment positively

Remember gratitude is an attitude.

Have a brilliant week!

David Rogers

Founder & CEO, Fuelled Fit and Fired Up Ltd

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