A Grateful Pause Replenishes Your Energy Like Nothing Else

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A grateful pause always refreshes.

Finding time to be grateful is one of the keys to living your fullest life. The attitude of gratitude opens hearts and minds as nothing else can.

But did you know that it also gives you energy?

It’s true, and it’s palpable.

My Heart-Based Time and Energy™ System is all about finding ways to optimize your time and energy and live your life as fully as possible. And that’s where gratitude and ‘grateful pauses’ come in.

Gratitude reframes challenges, making them manageable. It unpacks the gifts in each moment and transforms grey-looking landscapes into colorful tableaux! On the Website Think Simple Now, there’s a very helpful post by Tina Su offering “5 Tools for Appreciation.”

Step One: Make Time for a Grateful Pause

You’ll notice that the first step, as with so many tools for enhancing our lives, is to pause. Now, this may seem counter-intuitive at first.

Indeed, finding time to pause in our busy lives may be a challenge that looks next-to-impossible on some days.

That pause, however, is one of the points where your time choices and your values intersect. When you take a moment to breathe and look around, you refresh your spirit and give yourself the space for choice-making.

So, when you pause and reflect with gratitude, you put yourself back into the moment and open your heart to all that it contains. It is an expansive and energizing boost that you can give yourself anytime.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Gratitude turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. And gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie~

Give yourself a gift right now…

Don’t wait. Right now, as you’re reading this, pause, breathe, and reflect on something that you feel grateful for.

Next, try giving yourself some grateful pauses throughout the day today. Aim for five, and see how it goes. I suggest catching yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. Choose those moments to pause and reflect.

And here’s something more for you…

So, what if you could find another hour every week, or even every day? You can.

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