’tis the season of gratefulness! November is here and I’ll bet you’ve already started seeing allllllll the messages of gratefulness and positivity. I’m sure you feel a slight shift in the tide this month, because the transition towards the Thanksgiving holiday just brings that out in most of us.
But…maybe the scales are tipping more towards negativity and overwhelm, and not so much gratefulness quite yet.
Maybe, the clock struck midnight on the 1st and you didn’t feel much better than the day before, when you were slammed with last minute Halloween costumes and trying to get your kids to stop eating all the candy and juuuuuuust go to bed!
Maybe you’re still reeling from the time switch over the weekend like I am today (which needs to end already, come on!!).
November doesn’t have some magic trigger towards gratefulness – it comes from within.
What happens if the entire month goes by and you still don’t feel grateful? Can you transition well into the Christmas holiday without feeling at least a tiny bit grateful for what you already have? Do you even want to try?
Don’t worry, mama. If you’re reading this right now, I think you already know that you CAN flip the script this month.
You CAN find meaning in your everyday with a small, but mighty perspective shift. This perspective shift can be felt in all areas of your life if you start tending to it everyday.
This gratitude exercise is so simple (& I even have a freebie for you!)
- Grab a piece of letter sized paper. Fold it into quarters (4 pieces) and separate. Repeat until you have a quarter-letter sheet for every day left in the month of November (or December too, if you’re ambitious).
- Rather, why don’t you grab the pre-designed template for every day of November & December below. The template will land in your inbox within 10 min once you enter your name and email below!
- If you go the scrap paper route, date the top of each sheet and write a list of 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
- Pick 5 minutes either at the start of your morning or end of your day to jot down 5 things that you’re the most grateful for in your day. I know that finding 5 individual items to be grateful for each day might be a lofty goal, so make sure to save my suggested prompts to Pinterest so you can come back to it everyday!
The way I see it – Thanksgiving and the month of November’s prioritization on gratefulness is the perfect prep for the December season of giving. I feel very intentional about these two months working so closely together. I hope this simple exercise helps you a ton as you close out this year and pave way for a new decade.
If you’re looking for a little more support, I’ve created a wonderful cheat sheet for when you’re feeling extra overwhelmed. Grab your copy here.