I’m aware that Thanksgiving has passed, but this time of year has my mind constantly searching for gratefulness. This time of year can be difficult for many, considering that the weather is getting colder, holidays are passing, and the new year is on it’s way. That is so much change within a few short months. Whether you struggle with holidays due to loss of loved ones, seasonal depression, or just feeling lonely, it is essential to ponder about the gifts life has given you. Now, I’m not just talking about the Xbox that your mom gave you or the flowers that your boyfriend surprised you with, I’ talking about what YOU are grateful for in your mental health. Allow me to exemplify, these are the ten things that I am grateful for in my mental health:
1.) Finding inspiration in the smallest acts of kindness.
2.) Thinking so maturely at such a young age.
3.) Motivating myself when I’m feeling down or lonely.
4.) Knowing that I am the only me in the world, I am entirely unique and proud of it.
5.) Feeling content about sharing my own struggles with people who share similar hardships.
6.) Having the ability to love people, even if they have hurt my feelings.
7.) Feeling so tranquil when listening to indie folk music.
8.) Growing away from my anxiety and making new relationships because of the fact.
9.) The ability to be so in-tune with empathy.
10.) Finding the smallest bit of positivity in a rough day.
It feels good. Addressing the things that make you proud of yourself can be such a beneficial exercise if you are trying to improve your self-esteem and mental health. I’m curious as to what you are grateful for. I’d love to hear from anyone who is willing to share. Feel free to post in the comments below! Happy Tuesday!