We say thank you to everyone. From the person that makes our morning coffee to our co workers. If you are a believer you thank God, the universe, etc for the good and opportunities that come your way. You may even have a gratitude practice. But When was the last time you thanked yourself? I don’t mean taking a vacation because you deserve it (and yes, you do deserve it). I mean thanking yourself for just being.
As with everything, we are told to put ourselves last and everyone else first. Putting yourself first is selfish, yada yada yada………. I would argue that putting yourself first, even in your gratitude practice, allows you to see more of the things to be grateful for. Here’s some food for thought:
So what does self gratitude look like? Wake up and do your gratitude practice then tell yourself how amazing you are, how deserving you are and what great things you will achieve today. I do it in the form of speaking blessings over me and my life. Try these out:
Do this in the morning, with your coffee, after lunch, etc. make it a routine. Routines re-wire your brain so that you build confidence, self assurance and self love.
So, how are you grateful for yourself today? What one thing have you said about you, to you that is inspiring you?
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