Gratitude Jars

We love doing this. Sometimes we can get so lost in bad things that happen we lose sight of the good stuff. We love opening the jar at the end of the year and looking at fun days out, achievements and the little things. We try and put at least one thing in the jar every day even if just something small to be grateful for.
Today was my (Kirsty) first day back at work and I managed to get through all 115 emails. That’s my note for today -nothing huge but a positive doesn’t have to be.

Our picture may say January but gratitude jars can be started whenever you need them.
I’ve seen some beautifully decorated jars on the web. Have a go and feel free to post yours in the comments box xxx

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New You Mirror Exercise

If my timeline is anything to go by nearly all my friends are opting for New Year New Me and I can see lots of likes for diet and sports pages. But how many of us are just after a short boost in the new year because we feel we oought to and who really want to make a difference to their lives?

I’ve just read Louise Hay’s book How to Heal Your Life and there’s an excellent exercise in there for anyone who really does want to make some positive changes:
First: Go look in a mirror and say to yourself, “I am willing to change.”
Notice how you feel. If you are hesitant or resistant or just don’t want to change, ask yourself why. What old beliefs are you holding onto? Please don’t scold yourself, just notice what it is. That belief has probably been causing you a lot of trouble. I wonder where it came from. Do you know?

To dissolve it, go to the mirror and looking deep into your own eyes, touch your throat and say out loud 10 times, “I am willing to release all resistance.”

I had a go at this myself yesterday using a small mirror I keep on the kitchen windowsill. It’s really hard to look yourself in the eye and be honest about making a change. I noticed that my garden needs tidying, the neighbours cat was in my garden again, my windows need washing and I waggle my eyebrows a lot when I think I’m saying something silly. Eventually, however it started making more sense and I did start to believe in what I was saying. There are a few exercises in the book that are helping me tackle a problem so it will be interesting to see what happens over the next few weeks. If you are certain you want to make 2017 a year of positive changes try the mirror exercise above and let me know how it goes xxx