There are a lot of things I’m grateful for in my life. Yet, I couldn’t help but dwell on things that are going wrong, not happening, or out of my control. I wonder if that makes us terrible, or extremely selfish individuals who couldn’t take a moment to practise gratitude.
After giving it a thought, I realized that it is just a perfect moment to take a pause and get to know ourselves a little better. Perhaps satisfaction and personal gratitude exist right on the other side of it. While both the good and bad are happening right in front of our eyes, all we need to do is let go of the clutter (invaluable needs or desires), and re-align with our priorities and values.
Occasionally, I would sit in solitude and remind of my strengths, values, and resources available to move forward, despite the slow days or difficult challenges in my life. As helpful it has been for me, where I struggle the most is pushing myself to engage in this activity.
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The worksheet encourages you to take a pause and re-align with the things that you truly value. Below are a list of questions, thoughtfully framed to help you attain clarity, focus on your strengths, and get to know yourself better. This worksheet is perfect for when you’re going through a difficult time in life, or simply need a better way to cope. Once you’re aware of your strengths, values, and resources, you’ll be prepared for any challenges that come your way.
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Sally George is a Psychologist & the Editor of Gentle Meanings. She shares thought-provoking tools, asks insightful questions, and encourages her readers to be gentle with themselves.