Day 28: The Power of Gratitude
Dr. Rick Scott discusses simple daily practices to give gratitude and feel grateful, and how such practices are scientifically proven to improve mood and outlook.
Dr. Rick Scott discusses topics including:
- How being grateful requires us to adopt a “different lens” than the one with which we typically view the world
- Simple practices to feel grateful and express gratitude to others
- The emotional and physical benefits of building a daily practice around gratitude
Negative Writing (on a piece of paper you will rip up and throw away afterwards): Take 5 minutes to write down all of the negative thoughts causing you anxiety right now, and when you are done, rip up the piece of paper.
Questions for Journaling:
- When is the last time you felt grateful or gave gratitude to another?
- What are the three things for which you are most grateful?
- Who are you most grateful for, and how can you show them your gratitude today (a call, email, or kind word)?
- On a 1-10 scale, how would you rate your pain today?
- Deep Breathing
- Grand Central Station Meditation
- Driving Meditation
- Negative Self-Talk Exercise
- Body Scan Exercise
- Giving to Yourself: A Somatic Exercise
- Day 0: Setting Up for Success
- Day 1: Your "Old Back Story"
- Day 2: Understanding ESR
- Day 3: Deep Breathing
- Day 4: Wisdom from a Spine Surgeon
- Day 5: How We Get Programmed for Pain
- Day 6: Type A Personalities
- Day 7: The "Big 4" Emotions
- Day 8: A Case of Childhood Stress
- Day 9: A Case of Current Stress
- Day 10: Cases of Depression and Anxiety
- Day 11: Taking Stock & Survey
- Day 12: Your "Monkey Mind"
- Day 13: Awareness in Day-to-Day Life
- Day 14: Roots of Negative Self-Talk
- Day 15: Living from the Neck Up
- Day 16: The Stress Inventory
- Day 17: Depth Journaling
- Day 18: Raising A Child As You Were Raised
- Day 19: Writing a Letter to Relieve Stress
- Day 20: Acknowledging the Hero in Us
- Day 21: Taking Stock & Survey
- Day 22: Getting Good Sleep
- Day 23: Finding a Self-Care Activity
- Day 24: Posture and Movement
- Day 25: Setting Limits
- Day 26: The Power of Positive Self-Talk
- Day 27: Giving to Yourself Through a Somatic Exercise
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