Showing gratitude, being thankful and appreciative

I started a gratitude list last night and I must say I am already loving what it does to my emotions!

Writing a gratitude journal is an old concept recently revived by various gratitude phone applications. I’ve tried a few, and while they are pretty good, i still felt the absence of  real connection. Hence, I was pleasently surprised when I could gather so much positive emotions from a handwritten list.

I’ve always thought that being thankful would require a paradigm shift in mindset, but then i realised, it’s the little thoughts and reminders that help kickstart the process. More often than not, we are so caught up in “living” and “focusing” on goals (which morphed into endless wants and need), we forget what we’ve always had with us.

Instead of chasing after greener pastures elsewhere, we need to take care of the flowers around us, the ones that depend on us. With enough patience and love, our flowers can and will be the most beautiful flowers around.

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Happier Humans

What is Mental Health/ Mental Well-being to Me?

The good thing is mental health is gaining traction the past few years. While I have always considered myself as someone with challenges in this area, I have never spent much time to understand the subject. Not waiting for anymore “Mental Health awareness week” to come and go, I’ve decided to learn more about what it means to be mentally healthy.

To start off, I need to first define what it means. After reading a few articles online and look inside myself, I’ve come up with the following:

  1. Being present and mindful.
  2. Understanding my own emotions and how to manage them.
  3. Being confident and knowing my worth.
  4. Staying connected and applying the power of giving.
  5. Being grateful and appreciative.

It’s being happy with all that I am; Loving and caring myself regardless of what life throws at me. At the end of the day, everything starts from within me.

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