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  • Writer's pictureMarc Spectre

30 days to a happier life: the gratefulness challenge

In just 30 days, you can make some serious changes in your life that will have lasting effects.

I was at one of the lowest points of my life. My body was literally broken. I remember coming out of surgery and feeling like there was a reset. Like I was no longer the same person. All I knew is what I had I no longer wanted and I was going to do whatever it took to not be in the same place. Have you ever gotten to that point where you are just, done? Yea. That was me. Everyone's journey is unique. But the tools we use along the way are the same. Gratefulness is the greatest tool of all.

Gratefulness is one of the most powerful emotions we have. It can instantly change our entire outlook on life, making us happier, healthier, and more successful. The 30 gratefulness challenge is a simple way to start incorporating gratitude into your life. For 30 days, you will write down three things that you are grateful for each day. That is it. Sound too simple right? What if I told you most people don't make it to 30 days? Only about 1% of the people that take this journey do. I hope that if you stick around and subscribe to my blog I can guide you to being in that 1% and together we can increase that number collectively.

I have written other blogs about why this is important and I will share those as well. But I want to give you the three simple steps right away. I have consumed a ton of content and gimmicks that make you wait until the end until you get the meat and potatoes. I want to give that to you the reader right away. Then I will share the tools to help you get to where you want to get.

You have a lot of control over what takes place at both the beginning and end of the day. If you want to make some changes, make them simple, and if you want to abandon bad habits, make them hard. All of us, including myself, are afflicted by the bad habit of grabbing our devices first thing each morning.

Step 1

Make a plan. That means starting the day before. Put your journal on top of your phone. That way whatever you use to wake yourself up your journal will be the first thing you see.

Step 2

Breathe. I know that might sound strange but making a plan the day before achieving what we want starts with intention. So breathing three times intentionally before you start writing will set the intention. Don't know it till you try it. Breathe, write and then check your phone.

Step 3

Make it simple. Make it short, but make it real. Write down three things you are grateful for. That's it. The easier you make it the higher the chance you will continue to do it.

You can not be great without first being grateful. I can not stress that enough. The 30 gratefulness challenge is a great way to start improving your outlook on life and start living a life of greatness. It only takes a few minutes each day, and you'll soon find yourself feeling more positive and appreciative of all the good in your life. So why not give it a try? You just might be surprised at how much better you feel.

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