Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 71

We’re almost at the end of our Smiley Future cycle! 😀
Let’s sum up practicing gratitude – have you managed to practice it in your everyday activities? 🤔
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Which of those practicing gratitude excercises has proved to be best for you?
🔸️ Finding 3 reasons to be grateful everyday in the evening (step 56)
🔸️ Showing gratitude towards other people (step 57)
🔸️ Gratitude towards your body (step 58)
🔸️ Gratitude for what’s not material (step 59)
🔸️ Gratitude for your surroundings (step 60)
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Has practicing gratitude had an impact on you, your surroundings? 🤔 If yes, in what way?
Write down your reflections 📝
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Next week: Last step – Summing up all Smiley Future steps
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrrow”

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 60

Time for last step of practicing gratitude 🙏. Today I encourage you to look around your closest surroundings. Think about the place you live in and think what you can be grateful for 🤗.
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Today’s task might help you in that: imagine that someone close to you visits you and has never been in that area before 😉. Take a moment to sit down and plan out your day together in your surroundings where you’ll be showing your favourite spots, you’ll invite to try out your favourite activities, use local attractions etc 😉.
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Try making this plan very subjective and personal 😊. Even if you’re not a big fan of your surroundings or you know every bit of it I am sure that there are things you haven’t done here (or haven’t done in a while) waiting for a special occassion 😉.
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Once you finish creating that plan… take yourself on a trip! 😀
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If you want, you can invite someone to join you of course but there’s one condition: spend this day fully aware and grateful 🙏. Look at what surrounds you from different perspective with fresh eyes, open mind and heart ❤.
Enjoy!
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Next week: Stages of change
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s book “90 days – design your tomorrow”
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P.s. Have you ever had spinach waffles? 😀

Smiley Future

Smiley Future – Step 55

Admit it, how many times during a weekend you think of Monday and you feel scared and angry already? 🤬 Got you! 😉 In the next few steps we’ll practice empowering your attitude that can improve quality of your life and increase your happiness 🤩.
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And that attitude is gratitude so feeling satisfied and appreciating what you’ve got (or not), what surrounds you and what you experience 🤗.
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Human tendency to notice negatives 👀 and danger 💥 can be explained by evolution – this perceptivity saved our ancestors plenty times yet complaining is something more 🙄.
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Constant complaining is a habit. Good news is that – as every habit – you can work on it and habit of complaining can be replaced with gratitude 😉.
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You’re probably wondering what it has to do with strong will and perseverance? 🤔
Practicing gratitude:
🔅Lowers stress (and that empowers willpower, remember?) 📉
🔅 Lowers tension, levels excessive expectations and frustration (that can lead to total giving up on your goal at first obstacle) 🙏
🔅 Helps noticing small successes and strong points that empowers motivation and perseverance 🎯
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As Robert Emmons and Robin Stern say „Clinical trials show that practicing gratitude can have dramatic and lasting positive effects on a person’s life. It can reduce blood pressure, improve immunity, promote happiness and life satisfaction, generate behaviors such as helping others, generosity and cooperation. Additionally, gratitude reduces the risk of depression, anxiety and addiction” 🤩
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Have I convinced you? Let’s start our today’s task 😉:
➡️ How often do you feel gratitude?
➡️ What are you grateful for?
➡️ Is feeling grateful dificult or easy for you?
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Next week: Practicing gratitude – excercise 🙏
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Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s new book “90 days – design your tomorrow”