I caught myself being grumpy and resentful this morning. I felt that dark cloud of ungratefulness hover over head and start sucking the energy out of me. I’ve learnt over recent years that I have a choice how to respond to these situations. I can allow the cloud to hover over me for hours or I can push them away and return to my grateful zone. There area a number of techniques you can use however the one that works best for me is to take some “me” time and focus on the things I’m grateful for.
My “me” time this mornings was to head over and get our takeaway coffees. I placed the order and was gifted a 10 minute wait. We are staying in a large busy camping ground which provides you the ideal place to people watch. Looking around me I quickly came to the realisation how lucky I am with the life I have chosen to lead. More importantly I realised the reason I was grumpy was pretty trivial in the scheme of things. In fact it’s so trivial I am not even going to share it. On my return to our campsite the dark ungratefulness cloud became less dark and I was feeling more energised to enjoy day two of 2014.
Next time you find yourself grumpy and that dark cloud hovering over head take some quiet time and focus on what you’re grateful for.