Negativity and Gratitude

It’s easy for me to get very negative.

I’m not sure whether this is a remnant of a difficult early life, a personality flaw, or just poor coping skills, but I really dislike when I get that way. When I notice myself finding things to complain about all over the place, I reach out for help. The other day, I called my daughter and she reminded me to practice Gratitude. By the next day, I had a completely different attitude and found Joy everywhere I turned. There is a lot of research to support the idea of having a formal practice of Gratitude. And I do mean Practice. Whether it means keeping a Gratitude Jar or a Journal, or daily recording Three Good Things, taking five minutes at the end of the day to recall things that went well really impacts mental health and resilience.

If you find yourself, as I sometimes do, falling into a pattern of negativity, try adding a practice of Gratitude in your life. And let me know how it goes!

Original Blog September 28, 2019 on Counseling For Resilience: Negativity and Gratitude. Check out more of my Blogs on my website.

Lina Lewis-Arévalo MA, LPC, LCADC, NCC and is a Board-Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor. She encourages her clients to think of therapy as part of a journey of Wellbeing, which includes attention to sleep, nutrition, self-expression, connectedness, and bodywork. She is passionate about putting people at ease and helping them to reclaim their Best Selves. Whether your issues stem from early life trauma, ineffective communication skills, poor coping, low self-esteem, etc., she can help you recover that essential you and find joy in your life again. Call (609) 414-7978 or email to set up a session. Visit Lina Lewis-Arévalo’s Profile.

The Power of Gratitude

Naomi Lufkin Midlife Transitions Radio

Do you take time to cultivate gratitude in your life each day? Discover the benefits of gratitude and some powerful but simple steps you can take to add more gratitude into your life.

Original Podcast on Midlife Transitions Radio E06: The Power of Gratitude Check out more of my Video Series for guidance and help on iTunes Midlife Transitions Radio.

Naomi Lufkin is a Licensed Professional Counselor that knows her journey now is to help women in midlife and beyond examine all the different parts of you that have become repressed and drifted away. She know how the effects of going through a midlife transition are frequently overlooked. She looks forward to helping you become the best version of you! Her style is very down to earth and collaborative. Call (860) 716-7621 or email  to set up a FREE 20-minute consultation. Visit Naomi Lufkin’s Profile.