How to be grateful when you have health issues

Let's be real.....

It is not always easy to see and feel like you are getting better when you have health issues!

I can remember when every single day was a STRUGGLE! I couldn't keep my eyes open all day, I was scared to eat since I was constantly gaining weight, and my hair was falling out in clumps!

My thyroid was angry! And it was hard to feel like I was making progress! What helped me? GRATITUDE!

I decided that being grateful for all other things in my life (including a healthy thyroid that I envisioned) was the best way to get what I wanted!

Guess what? That is what showed up!

I reminded myself that I may not see the progress each day! And that I may not feel it each day!  But it was STILL happening.

Also, keep in mind that gratitude practice produces better mental health by shifting one’s attention away from toxic emotions, such as resentment and envy. When you write about how grateful you are to others and how much other people have blessed your life, it might become considerably harder for you to ruminate on your negative experiences.

Here are some ways to cultivate gratitude on a regular basis.

1) Write a thank-you note. You can make yourself happier and nurture your relationship with another person by writing a thank-you letter expressing your enjoyment and appreciation of that person's impact on your life. Send it, or better yet, deliver and read it in person if possible. Make a habit of sending at least one gratitude letter a month. Once in a while, write one to yourself.

2) Thank someone mentally. No time to write? It may help just to think about someone who has done something nice for you, and mentally thank the individual.

3) Keep a gratitude journal. Make it a habit to write down or share with a loved one thoughts about the gifts you've received each day. I love using "The Freedom Journal" and the app on my phone called "Gratitude". 

4) Count your blessings. Pick a time every week to sit down and write about your blessings β€” reflecting on what went right or what you are grateful for. Sometimes it helps to pick a number β€” such as three to five things β€” that you will identify each week. As you write, be specific and think about the sensations you felt when something good happened to you.

5) Pray. People who are religious can use prayer to cultivate gratitude.

6) Meditate. Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on the present moment without judgment. Although people often focus on a word or phrase (such as "peace"), it is also possible to focus on what you're grateful for (the warmth of the sun, a pleasant sound, etc.).

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Your body is an amazing machine! It hears you! Thank your body and get ready for some amazing things to happen!

 If you need help with that, then please reach out to me.  

You can also grab my FREE guide on The Secret to Reading Your Thyroid Blood Test right here.

Angela Brown

Angela Brown is a thyroid expert helping women who suffer from hypothyroidism and can't lose weight. She is the creator of The Sexy Thyroid Solution focusing on nutrition, hormones, sleep and stress reduction to help women lose a few pounds and get their sexy back.