Over the last year the topics covered on this blog have ranged from goal setting to breathing techniques to self doubt and motivational stories that have engaged and connected people from around the world. I hope that this post can add quality to your life and hopefully the lives of others as I strive to continue to write articles that resonate with people.
The other day I was doing some reading about cognitive behavioural therapy and a few techniques that one therapist is using relating to the field of positive psychology. I thought that sharing them with you could be the best way for you to start your week.
The concept is about developing an attitude of gratitude; being grateful has been linked to more happiness, better health, better sleep, less anxiety and kinder attitudes towards others. If you think about it, just by being able to read this blog post you should be grateful, not because you are reading my wise words... That goes without saying! ;-) But because you have a computer, tablet or a smart phone. There are people in the world right now who don't even have shoes for their feet.
There are two techniques below that you can use to help develop an attitude of gratitude and it might help you re-align your thoughts and become more positive.
I'd be very interested to hear what you are grateful for, and as a personal trainer I believe that the two techniques above coupled with some purposeful movement each day (even if it is just a 30 minute walk) will have a profound affect on the way that you feel.
You have the power to change your life today, so go out there, be positive, STAY STRONG and KEEP MOVING.
Brendan is the owner and head trainer at Raw Motion Fitness.