The holiday that celebrates freedom and independence is really a time to be grateful.
So be grateful and appreciate the good people, places and things in your life. This emotion is important to your overall health, happiness and ability to operate at acceptance on this special day.
Reflection: If you train your brain to feel grateful, you will be provided with the clarity to know the “why” for what you want to accomplish, the courage to move forward and the trust in your ability to embrace any and all challenges when it counts the most
Want to Accomplish
Spend the day celebrating the holiday with family and friends for the right reasons.
Get outside or not, get in the ocean or not, be active or not. Just do something that forces you to feel the moment and stay present.
Embrace the challenge and make what you are doing fun
We owe special thanks to researchers from a wide range of disciplines who have clearly demonstrated the positive affects that gratitude can have on your health, happiness and capacity to operate at acceptance. In performance coaching, this research and widespread acceptance of the importance of gratitude has allowed for a greater number of people to learn how to experience the Power of Flow, the joy and satisfaction related to giving your best effort and the success that follows.
Perhaps Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, said it best: “It is not joy that makes us grateful, but rather gratitude that makes us joyful.”
So be grateful. Make this Fourth of July a holiday to remember.
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