04.28.17

Weekend Workshop

It’s no mystery that change requires action. You know, the whole, ‘your dreams don’t work unless you do’? Well, it’s true! But man. It can be overwhelming to see where you want to be and feel so discouraged because of where you are. We get it. That’s why we are introducing WEEKEND WORKSHOPS.

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Every Friday we will introduce a simple activity that we hope will boost your morale and brighten your outlook. Give it a try for at least a day. If you love it, find a way to incorporate it into your daily or weekly routine. Then check back the following week for another way to, you guessed it, improve your life!

Look at these mini workshops as baby steps. Simple ways to keep improving yourself, no matter where you are. So let’s get to it.

Gratitude Workshop

Expressing gratitude is an amazing way to change how you think. In my experience, when I go in to any given situation with an attitude of gratitude I am slower to judge, more kind and loving, and over all, happier. There is so much good in everything and everyone! Being grateful is the secret key that unlocks the door to the magical world of positivity.

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So here is where you come in. Take this weekend head on with an attitude of gratitude! Do this workshop and in return, get good vibes! It’s that simple.

Workshop: Gratitude Writing Task

Take time this weekend to sit down and write a heart felt thank you letter to someone. Sit down and write an honest to goodness pen and paper letter. Lick the envelope, stick the stamp, and drop it in the mail. (Mother’s day is right around the corner, how convenient!)

Wanna know the best part of this workshop? The entire experience of expressing that gratitude and then sending it off means major bonus points for you.

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Dr. Christian Jarrett conducted a brain-scanning study that was published in NeuroImage. He found that “even months after a simple, short gratitude writing task, people’s brains are still wired to feel extra thankful. The implication is that gratitude tasks work, at least in part, because they have a self-perpetuating nature: The more you practice gratitude, the more attuned you are to it and the more you can enjoy its psychological benefits.”

Psychological benefits that include (but aren’t limited to) a feeling of well-being and reduced depression. Sign me up! *Insert hand raise emoji here* Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving.

We hope this simple activity will give you all the good feels and motivate you to make gratitude more of a habit. Share with us your weekend workshop success stories, we wanna hear!

Happy writing, friends!

XOXO

Kimberly

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Sienna says:

    I love this. I def believe in the importance of writing thank you notes and taking time to be grateful.

  2. This is such an awesome idea and one that I think I should put to practice more often. I think that by putting it on paper, you will be more grateful for the good things in your life rather than focusing on the bad. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  3. What a great idea! As a stationary designer and lover of all things paper, your post speaks to me on so many levels. <3

    • admin says:

      How amazing to be a stationary designer! Glad you liked this post! Where can we see your work?

  4. Thank you letters are almost a lost art! I love receiving them and writing them def gives me feel good vibes!

    xoxo Christie
    http://icanstyleu.com/blog/

  5. i love this post. the idea of a weekend challenge is brilliant. i look forward to more challenges in the future.

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much! We are thrilled to hear you’ll be following along! Thanks for reading!

  6. I completely agree with you about how good and positive expressing our gratitude to someone can be. This is such a good exercise for our mind and spirit, as well as impact others in a positive way. I think people really should do it more often. It can also be something very positive in companies and work environments, where employees show their gratitude for one co-worker. If more companies did this, employee’s motivation would definitely increase and ultimately the company would also benefit. Congratulations on your blog and this particular post 🙂

  7. Thanks Kimberly! Writing and a painting cards of thanks is something you’ve been so good at. I remember receiving such a card after the first weekend I met you, and was so impressed! I crossed my fingers that you and Jesse would get married. It showed the type of person you are; a kind heart filled with gratitude. You’re walking proof that it works!

  8. Allyson says:

    You are the type of person that changes the world, I love this idea and your motivation to others to do good things! Hand written letters are one of the most intimate things you can do with your hands in my opinion!

    • admin says:

      Allyson, thank you for such sweet words! We hope to help at least one person realize how wonderful they are and how joyful life can be! Thanks for reading!

  9. Such a great idea and post!! Loving your writing and layout!

  10. Yeah, this is a fantastic idea! Thanks for putting this together!

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