Dr Marni Hill Foderaro shares a habit she used to get through the most difficult time in her life. And how you can make it an easier part of your day too!
Key Take Aways
Here is how Marni put it:
Definitely, I would say the first habit is just living in gratitude.
So, I wake up every day, at this point it’s not even consciously, just subconsciously, I wake up with a feeling of gratitude for another day.
And for another opportunity and that even though we might have some challenges in our lives, we can respond to them in a positive way.
To turn adversity into life lessons and help us put one foot in front of the other.
Gratitude is a big habit!
JH: I’m fascinated by one statement you made there, where you said that now gratitude is kind of subconscious.
For many of us that we’re probably not in that state yet where we wake up and the first thought is, “Oh I’m just so grateful for today!”
We’re trying to get there!
Can you walk us through some of the recommendations, you would make or some of the things you did to get from where gratitude wasn’t natural and subconscious to where now it is?
Yeah, that’s a great question because it isn’t very natural for everyone. Some people might wake up and immediately go through their to do list or some kind of negative thoughts.
If I were to offer a suggestion to someone to try to work towards that habit of gratitude first thing in the morning, I would recommend statements of affirmations.
They could have a saying that is that brings them to that state of gratitude, and they could print that out and frame it.
Go to the dollar store and put this into a frame so when you wake up, the first thing you look at is this affirmation.
A statement that has meaning to you that, will you know elicit a feeling of thankfulness.
It’s a great way to start the day, so that is a tangible way to get yourself towards the habit of waking up in gratefulness.