Today is the Friday prior to Canadian Thanksgiving. Given this, it’s an appropriate time to think about what you are thankful for this Fall. I am very thankful for my family, friends, health, and my job. What your thankful for?
Make a list and write down five to ten things that make you feel content.
Make another list and write down where you would like to see yourself in the next six months or the next year. Think about what you can do to get yourself there.
Make a companion list to see what is holding you back from meeting the above goals.
After you’ve made these lists, spend a few minutes thinking about them. Here, I mean mindful thinking. You might listen to music, meditate, walk, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and try to spend these minutes thinking about your goals and your sense of contentment.
It is important to spend time to celebrate your accomplishments and what makes you feel happy. A related part of this is thinking about your goals–this might keep you focused and happy.
But, I ask again–what are you thankful for?