How to Use Gratitude to Manage Stress and Find Peace

How to Use Gratitude to Manage Stress and Find Peace

Gratitude is the first daily habit for working wonders for me to manage stress and find peace. Naturally, it had to be during a difficult situation! Do you know what I mean?

Over the years that I heard so much gratitude journaling in different psychology and spiritual blog posts, it didn’t work for me.

When a particularly stressful situation came up, I needed to find some peace.

It was around that time I also became a text coach. What’s a text coach? A coach who can go anywhere with people because there’s an app for text coaching! It works wonders for people who want to reach a goal, build a skill or change a habit.

But besides using a coach there, I could more easily track my daily gratitude – and get thumbs up from other members for it. Then I could see progress points of 30 days straight, 180 days straight, and the longest streak of 258 days.

Who doesn’t like a little cheerleading now and then? Sure better than journaling for me.

These days I’ve moved away from logging in to track my gratitude 3 to 5 things, because of this daily habit is on auto-pilot.

I’m not perfect with my gratitude practice and likely never will be. However, I have learned some tips to make it as much of a daily habit as you would want to! [Continue Reading…]

Why Valentine’s Day Can Be Amazing for Introverts

How is your Valentine’s Day going to be? While there are many different holidays around February, Valentine’s Day seems to have little competition.happy-valentines-day-introverts

Unbelievably a Quirky Alone Day got my attention in thinking what might also interest my innie friends. It reads like it has a purpose of being about all kinds of love. In my opinion, without self-love, it’s tough to spread that love around.

Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, and even if you celebrate more than one, we more introverted can both love our self and take bolder actions just being who we are. The truth is, the give and take of displays of love, care and kindness need to start with how you treat yourself in these ways, or not.[Continue Reading…]

Self-Kindness to Kick off World Kindness Day #WorldKindnessDay

Can kindness easily become a daily habit? Or are we going to observe it once a year.

Yes; there is a movement for Kindness, and while each country might celebrate it during a different month, the World Kindness Movement is real, and many celebrate it on November 13th. You can start to search about it online with #WorldKindnessDay if interested in the history of it.

I’m getting ready for it. Are you? Of course as someone more introverted I started thinking. One question just tugged and tugged at me.

It made me sad to think I sometimes ask myself, “Is/was that a kind gesture?” To me, the act of asking means that what I might have just said or did might not be so kind. I’m not one for much political correctness so let’s not say kindness equals political correctness as, at least in my mind, they are not the same thing.[Continue Reading…]

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