You’ve been practising daily gratitude for quite some time now. I think we could safely say that gratitude is becoming part of your life and part of your daily routine, right?
So, do you think it would be a good idea to pause a good habit that you have been working so diligently to create? Possibly not.
However, have you ever heard the phrase “absence makes the heart grow fonder”?
Sometimes, when something becomes part of our everyday routine, the changes in our life are so small that we can go days or weeks without actually noticing them. Sometimes it takes a break in our routine to remind us that the good habit we have been diligently creating does actually positively impact our life.
And this is exactly what we’re going to do this week.
For part of this week, starting today, I am asking you not to practise gratitude.
Put your gratitude journal to one side. Cancel your scheduled gratitude meetings with yourself. Don’t let your mind go into gratitude thoughts before you sleep.
However, you have chosen to practice gratitude, stop. And then observe how you feel, what thoughts start to enter your head, how your energy feels, any changes you may experience when gratitude is removed.
To increase and speed up the effect I invite you to purposely think negative thoughts, to purposely complain (inwardly – this week doesn’t have to impact others) about your life, to basically immerse yourself in anything and everything that is represents the opposite of gratitude.