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30 DAYS GRATITUDE CHALLENGE

Practicing gratitude can give you so much. When I first learned to start paying attention to what I was grateful for in life, my whole life changed. So therefore I thought I would make a 30 days gratitude challenge. Will you join me?

I have written about the practice of gratitude so many times before both in here and on my Instagram. If you have never kept a gratitude journal before, then now is the time to jump on both with this challenge and watch your life perspective change!

What to do?

It’s really simple. All you need is a notebook and a pen, or if you prefer, you can make a note on your mobile and make your lists in there. Now every single day for the rest of this month , you shall write down AT least 5 things every single day that you are grateful for.

In the beginning it can be hard. I clearly remember when I first started doing this, I had such a hard time coming up with things. But really, you can write even the smallest things to the bigger things in life. Fx:

  • I am grateful for my breath
  • I am grateful for my home
  • I am grateful for the people I have in my life
  • I am grateful for fuelling my body with nourishing food
  • I am grateful for the kind stranger in the supermarket
  • I am grateful for the rain for giving water to the ground and the plants
  • etc.

So, what do you say – do you want to join me for this gratitude challenge? If you are comment below, or start sharing your lists of gratitude on Instagram and use the hashtag #octobergratitudechallenge and feel free to tag me as well (@camillatromborg). Let’s inspire each other and spread more gratitude!

Read also: Write a Letter of Gratitude

Holistic & Spiritual living

MY MORNING ROUTINE

Having a morning routine is a great way to start the day on a more calm and positive note, which can mean that the rest of your day turns out a lot better, than if you just jump out of bed and go straight to work. I’ve finally found a morning routine that is simple and easy, but also makes me feel so much better after I’ve done it, so today I want to share my morning routine with you.

If you are into self development, which you probably are if you are following along in here, then you might already know this, you will quiet possibly have discovered that many ‘successful people’ (read: successful in terms of reaching the goals they had sat for themselves, because we should not define success on X amount of money or anything like that, but rather on succeeding in reaching your own dreams) have morning routines. A morning routine sets you up for a great start to the day, and that great start has an amazing influence on how the rest of your day turns out – because if you start of well, you’ll fell happier and more at peace, and you’ll be ready for whatever the day brings you!

I’ve been trying for years to create a morning routine that I could stick to, but as a ‘vata’ person (read my blogposts about ayurveda if you don’t know what I’m talking about), I have a hard time sticking to routines – but, routines are actually what is really good for people like me, because it helps to keep me grounded and make sure that I actually get things done. And now I’ve finally found a morning routine which is simple, easy and manageable, and which makes me extremely happy and calm – it’s the perfect way to start the day!

My morning routine

Wake up

First thing first, I gotta wake up. During the week it’s usually around 6.30/7

Tongue scraping

Then as the first thing I go to the bathroom and I scrape my tongue with a tongue scraper. I scrape my tongue around 10 times.

Wash face & lotion

Then I wash my face with water and moisturise my face with some oil/lotion.

Tea & Affirmation Meditation

Afterwards I go to the kitchen and make myself a cup of green tea. I take the tea with me into the living room, get myself cozy under a blanket and find a random page in my book “You can!” by Louise Hay, which is a book filled with affirmations. I set my phone on the timer for 5 minutes and read through some of the affirmations and do some meditations with focus on these lovely affirmations – it’s an amazing way to start the day, and it really just warms and lights me up!

Here are some of my favourite affirmations:

“There are possibilities everywhere. I have an abundance of choices”

“I know I can create miracles in my life”

“My potential is unlimited”

“Life ensures that all my needs are met with abundance. I trust in life”

“When I forgive myself it becomes easier to forgive others”

“When I change my thoughts, the world around me changes”

“I am grateful for my healthy body. I love life”

Gratitude list

After meditation I bring out my journal and write around a page of all kind of things I’m grateful for, from the smallest to the biggest things. The most important thing is that I take time to really feel gratitude after having written the things down.

(Yoga)

Around 3-4 times a week I also do some yoga after the above little morning routine, to stretch and connect with my body.

Then I make myself some breakfast, and finish off with brushing my teeth. It’s a really simple morning routine, and without the yoga it only takes around 20 minutes or so, but it really ensures that I start my day on a much better note than if I just went straight out of bed and onto what the day held.

That was my morning routine. Do you have a morning routine? Or would you like to implement one? Then try to start with just one thing you want to do each morning, and then you can always add more things on later.