Yesterday, I wrote about riding the writing struggle bus, and today I want to share how I reframe a challenging situation. When I struggle with writing—or other hard circumstances—I focus on gratitude because practicing gratitude helps me be playful, relaxed, and generous with myself and others.
In short, reframing my thoughts through gratitude is the key to turning the struggle bus around.
This concept reminded me of Jen Sincero’s book—You Are a Badass at Making Money. In Chapter 7—Faith and Gratitudinal Gold—she said:
“Have faith that you and the Universe have created everything for your growth and be grateful for it. No matter what. Get practiced at making gratitude your go-to, notice the eight trillion things around you at all times that you can be grateful for, and feel into the grateful expectation for all the things coming your way. The good, the bad, the ugly, the salsa stain you just got on your new white shirt, become a gratitude machine for all of it.
There is no lack of things to be grateful for if you remember to pay attention.”
Tired of being on the struggle bus? Start a gratitude practice and see where it goes.