Gratitude affirmations are a kind of meditation practice that is intended to change our perspective when we are feeling down. It can take as much time as you’d like, but I usually try to set aside at least 3 minutes to do this.
Jobs often come with lots of highs and lows, and often we feel like we need to push those lows to the back of our minds to keep moving forward. It’s important, though, to also allow ourselves to acknowledge those feelings before we try to move on from them. The next time you feel yourself denying yourself the time to feel your “lows”, try this.
Today’s mindful strategy is called a Cooling Breath (or a Sitali breath). It can be used when we feel frustrated to help bring our body temperature back down along with our stress levels.