30 Day Gratitude Challenge Week 1

Gratitude Challenge Week 1
What if you could…..

  • improve your physical and psychological health,
  • enhance your empathy and decrease your aggression,
  • get better sleep,
  • improve your self-esteem, and
  • increase your mental strength

There is one small thing that you can add to your day to achieve all of this! It’s gratitude!

According to psychologytoday.com gratitude does all of these amazing things. All it takes is writing down or even just being mindful of things in your life that you are grateful for.

So let’s do it! For the next 30 days, I challenge you to increase your gratitude. I’ll give you a topic for each day. Want to enter a drawing for this beautiful journals? They are from Mara Mia, an adorable stationary brand, based out of my hometown, Stillwater, MN. They have other store locations, so check them out if you are interested.

Want to win these adorable journals? Participate in my gratitude challenge!

Want to win these adorable journals? Participate in my gratitude challenge!

I think they would make great gratitude journals! To enter, follow me on Bloglovin (you can do this in my sidebar or on Bloglovin by searching Journeys of Yoga) and share your gratitude for the day in the comments once during the challenge week. Of course, you could always comment on more than one day!

The drawing will be held at the end of the month. If you participate each week, your name will go in the drawing for each week that you participate. Obviously, you only need to follow me on Bloglovin once! **Sorry, only those residing in the US can win (excluding Hawaii and Alaska).

Alright, here we go…

Monday Gratitude: Personality

Write down one thing about your personality that you are grateful for. I am grateful for my tendency to be overly organized. Sometimes it feels like a curse. But most of the time, I am really grateful for this quality because it allows me to accomplish a lot of things.

I am grateful for my tendency to be overly organized. Sometimes it feels like a curse. But most of the time, I am really grateful for this quality because it allows me to accomplish a lot of things.

Tuesday Gratitude: Past Year

Write down one thing about the past year that you are grateful for. I am grateful for this blog. I have only been blogging for about four months now, but I am really enjoying it. It has helped me meet new people and given me another outlet to talk about my biggest passion, yoga.

I am grateful for this blog. I have only been blogging for about four months now, but I am really enjoying it. It has helped me meet new people and given me another outlet to talk about my biggest passion, yoga.

Wednesday Gratitude: Your Mother

Write down one thing about your mother or mother-like figure that you are grateful for.

I am so grateful that my mom is always willing to help me. She has always been there when I needed her. Love you mom!

Thursday Gratitude: Summer

Write down one thing about summer that you are grateful for.

I am grateful that as a teacher I get time during the summer to focus on my hobbies and travel. Summer vacation is not the reason I teach, but it is a nice perk! Sidenote: I do teach summer school, so I don’t have off the whole summer, but I am very grateful for the time that I do have!

Friday Gratitude: Your City

Write down one thing about your city that you are grateful for.

I am grateful for the safety that I feel in my city. I live in a small city with fairly little crime. Whenever I come back from visiting a bigger city I realize how nice it is to feel safe while out and about. I know that nothing is a guaranty, but it’s still a nice feeling.

Saturday Gratitude: A Good Book

Write down one good book that you are grateful for.

I am grateful for the book The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. As a perfectionist, this book really speaks to me. I love reading it at the end of a hard day or even a great day.

Sunday Gratitude: Kindness of Others

Write down one kind thing you witnessed a stranger doing that you are grateful for. I am grateful for strangers that smile at people as they walk by. It’s such a simple thing but can really brighten a day.

I am grateful for strangers that smile at people as they walk by. It’s such a simple thing but can really brighten a day.

Remember to follow me on Bloglovin and comment below at least once for a chance to win those adorable journals. I am really looking forward to hearing what you are grateful for.

Check out the whole challenge! Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

 

 

Abby is a teacher and student of yoga, passionate about her yoga journey and helping others on theirs. She is the blogger behind Journeys of Yoga, a second-grade teacher and a contributing writer at TryBelle Magazine. Learn more about Abby. You can also contact her here.