I am going to be very bold and say that I have here the most powerful habit you should start doing in 2013.
It cost nothing except 60 seconds of your time each morning and I want you to start doing it daily with me starting January 1st 2013.
The world’s most powerful 60 second habit!
- Get a small notebook and within 30 minutes of waking each morning, write down just one thing you are grateful for.
- Just one thing and it should not take longer than 60 seconds to write it.
Done. That’s all you have to do.
This one simple habit is worth more than bars of gold. I am very serious about that.
Universities around the world have studied the art of gratitude and scientifically proven its benefits as one of the surest ways to improve a persons sense of well being.
Here is one example from Dr. Robert Emmons of the University of California at Davis and Dr. Michael McCollough of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas:
“The first group kept a diary of the events that occurred during the day… the second group recorded their unpleasant experiences, [and] the last group made a daily list of things for which they were grateful.”
The results of the study indicated that daily gratitude exercises resulted in higher reported levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism and energy.
Additionally, the gratitude group experienced less depression and stress, was more likely to help others, exercised more regularly and made more progress toward personal goals.
According to the findings, people who feel grateful are also more likely to feel loved.
Wow…Isn’t it incredible to think you can tap into all that positivity through a simple habit done daily!
Each time you write one thing you are grateful for, imagine it like you are making a priceless deposit into your emotional bank account. Each time you take the time to be grateful, you are rewarding your future self.
So let’s start this habit together on January 1st and get 2013 off to a great start! 60 seconds a day is all it takes.
You can post your comments and progress on this blog post below
Some quick pointers before you begin:
-Get your small notebook ready this week and place it somewhere you will have easy access to it. Be sure it’s a really nice notebook so that it feels important and special to you.
-Don’t start until January 1st! Helps build suspense.
-If you struggle to come up with things each day to be grateful for, write these questions in at the back of notebook.
What am I truly grateful for in my life?
What relationships do I have that others don’t?
What do I take for granted?
What freedoms, unique abilities, and options do I have that others don’t?
What advantages have I been given in life?
Who has helped me recently?
What happened yesterday that I am grateful for?
Looking forward to hearing how you all get on. You can post your progress here