Millennial women – Are you grateful?
Would you be if it could change your life?
If I was asked “If there was one topic you would add into the curriculum of traditional education, what would it be?”
My answer would be ‘A practice of gratitude’.
If we bring our children up with a habit of seeing what they have instead of what’s missing in their lives, we would be giving them the ultimate gift.
Why should I be grateful?
“The reason for gratitude is, the two emotions that mess us up the most are FEAR and ANGER. And you can’t be grateful and fearful simultaneously, they don’t go together. And you can’t be angry and grateful simultaneously” Tony Robbins
Fear stops us from taking risks necessary for growth. It’s fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not being enough, fear of judgement, the list goes on and on.
These fears are not rational, they are stories in our heads that we have adopted. Stories that dictate our actions.
Anger stops us from thinking rationally or empathetically. It hinders our ability to understand therefore placing us in a problem based mindset instead of a solution based mindset.
A state of true anger will never produce our best selves, it’s a space we must acknowledge but not live within.
Armour of Gratitude
We can combat these hindering emotions by being armed with gratitude.
It’s important to understand that I don’t believe this is a way to get away from experiencing these natural states, it is simply the most powerful way NOT to allow them to overcome us. It enables us to come out the other side quicker, stronger and more productive.
Like anything else, this is a practice. A habit that we consciously build on each day.
Having a gratitude journal or challenging yourself each day to dedicate a window of time to consciously acknowledge the things you have to be grateful for. This will eventually comes easier and be something you can turn to in times of fear or anger.
Two of my favorite YouTube Video’s on Gratitude;
Raising The Next generation
Britney has become eager to empower women of the millennial generation. With knowledge of the digital economy she is sharing her wisdom on how it can enable the greatest generation to step out of the traditional mindset and into an empowered way of living.