2.1 (C) Exercise: Gratitude
One of the easiest ways to start feeling grateful, is to practice gratitude.
Each morning, close your eyes, and think of five different things in your life that you are grateful for. (a roof over your head, a few good friends, you have a job, etc.) It really can be anything.
Say them to yourself with a smile on your face. Now at first, it may feel weird or seem silly to do this, but see how you feel after about a week. The more you do this, the easier it becomes. Take note of any differences you may see in yourself!
Each day jot down five things you are grateful for, but most importantly, write down how you feel as you mention the five grateful things. This will bring awareness to your TRUE feelings about them. Are you REALLY grateful, or just saying the words? Try to choose the things you are TRULY grateful for.
You may find, that over time, you find enjoyment in thinking about all you DO have, which may put a little uplifting step into your day.