"Gratitude practice is about finding simplicity in the moments we often miss. It's an antidote to the rush, a sanctuary of stillness."
The weekly Sunday Thinking newsletter is quick-hit content that aims to provide a booster shot to your thought process as you end and start your week.
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I. Leaning Into Joy
Joy is deeply vulnerable.
We're afraid to lean into joy because something might rip it away and we'll get sucker punched by disappointment or pain.
But there's a way to stay in joy:
When we feel that quiver of vulnerability, instead of dress-rehearsing tragedy and waiting for the other shoe to drop, let that shudder be a reminder to practice gratitude.
Source: Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
II. Conquer the Day
Daily reminders for us:
Overthinking —> Write
Uninspired —> Read
Scared —> Take one risk
Stuck —> Walk
Tired —> Sleep
Confused —> Ask
Frustrated —> Move
Burned out —> Day off
Impatient —> Review progress
Unmotivated —> Remember your "why"
Source: Greg Isenberg, Co-Founder/CEO of Late Checkout
III. Embrace the Uncharted Territories
Every day that I commit to growing and becoming better, I commit to being wrong about what I thought I knew and being willing to find peace in a new direction.
Growth requires shedding and grieving.
Growth requires discomfort and self-trust.
Growth requires love and rest.
Growth makes space for healing to happen.
Growth makes space for forgiveness.
Growth makes space for bravery.
Growth makes space for new beginnings.
Source: Alex Elle, Growing through Grief and Gratitude
What do you think this period and season in your life is trying to tell/teach you?
V. This Week, I Will
Prioritize my mental health.