How to Get into the Holiday Spirit

Not feeling it this year yet?

Regardless of what’s going on, I’ve got a sure way to help you get into the holiday spirit. I call it:  “Get into Gratitude.”

This is a sure way to get into the holiday mood in just ten minutes! All you have to do is take just a few minutes to follow this suggestion, then regardless of how you feel about the holidays, a transformation will take place for you. After you complete a gratitude list, you will find yourself in the Holiday Spirit.

Here’s how it works:

Whenever you’re not feeling particularly in the holiday mood, or if you’re in fear (any kind of fear – financial, emotional, professional, etc.), all you have to do is make a list of 25 things you’re grateful for. You can use a notebook, or you can just take a walk around your office building and make the list mentally.

The point, however, is to come up with a minimum of 25 things you are grateful for today.

Your gratitude list can contain many different kinds of items. Here are some of the things you may be grateful for:

Having a loving family

Having a job

Making money today, or yesterday or last month

Having your health

Having access to fresh water

Being in a position to help others through your work

Going on a vacation or just coming back from one

Being able to spend time with your kids

Having your kids be healthy

Living in the 21st Century! – With all the cool things like cell phones, the Internet, etc.

Your ability to be able to read a good book

Working for a company that creates or sells a great product that helps so many people

Being able to walk without pain

Being able to sleep in a comfortable and warm bed

Having a home to go to

Having access to over 200 channels of entertainment

Being able to enjoy the sport of your choice

Having faith in God

Being blessed with good friends

Living in a country where you can do and become anything you want

Having options to completely change your life

Having access to great books, CD’s and other material to help you accomplish your goals

Having money in the bank today

Being able to listen to wonderful music whenever you want to

Being free to act, think and do as you please

And so many more things. I’m sure you could add some really great things to be grateful for in your life, couldn’t you?

By acknowledging all the things you DO have, rather than the things you DON’T have – or are afraid you’re not going to get – you’ll realize that you are already blessed. In fact, the biggest blessing you have is that you’re alive.

If you are healthy, alive, and able to write a gratitude list, then the sky is the limit as far as what you can accomplish. And that in itself is something to be grateful for.

And if you’re not healthy right now, or if you’re in fear about something, or if some situation isn’t to your liking, just remember that it will change. Just try and think back to something you were worried about last year, or five years ago. What does that thing mean to you now?

The quickest way to get into the Holiday Spirit, or to develop a positive attitude about anything, is to write a Gratitude List.  Start yours now and watch your attitude transform in just ten minutes…

Happy Holidays!