Today I am grateful for friends...old and new. Near and far. Thank you for being among the many blessings in my life!
One of the tried and true treatments for my clients who suffer from anxiety is "gratitude therapy." I ask that they get a small journal, and keep it at their bedside. Each night, before they go to sleep, they are to write down 3 good things that happened to them that day. This does two things:
1. It causes them to think on POSITIVE things before they sleep...I have had many clients report MUCH better sleep...more rest.
2. It causes them to LOOK FOR THE POSITIVE the following day. Knowing that they are going to have to write down three things at the end of the evening "sets their mind" on the "good and lovely" during the day. This is often enough to temporarily drive away the negative thoughts...which oftentimes consume them 24/7.
Here's hoping that today finds you able to count your blessings...and go to sleep thinking of 3 good things that have happened to you today!