Have an Attitude of Gratitude!

Last week I attended a Mental Health Seminar on Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic webinar by Dr Bill Howatt of Howatt HR.  The response to the seminar was so overwhelming that Dr. Howatt is now leading a seminar each week while we maintain self-isolation.

In the previous webinar, Dr. Howatt mentioned we need to intentionally charge our batteries especially during this time of isolation as it can drain our batteries quickly.   He mentioned making sure we prioritize sleep, be active, eat fruits and vegetables and find a connection as four ways to charge our batteries.  This week, he focused on maintaining a sense of gratitude.

Gratitude is the intention of being grateful and showing appreciation; acknowledging what is good in our lives.

How do you incorporate gratitude into your day?

  • Do you express it in a journal, write it on a post-it note and put it on your fridge?
  • Do you have a gratitude object like a picture or a stress ball?
  • Do you thank people in person or if at a distance, thank them mentally?
  • Do you acknowledge others?

He reminds us to be sure to write down our Mental Fitness Plan as what is written, gets done; therefore, intentionally charging our battery.   Keith Harrell, life coach and motivational speaker, of Harrell Performance Systems says:

“Write down what you want to do and for what purpose.  Make a plan to achieve it – and then put that plan into action!”