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[This is my current temporary working from home setup 🌈] A few weeks back, I thought everything would be alright, that our world was prepared to deal with such a situation in an efficient and timely manner. ⠀
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I wasn’t worried at all.⠀
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With the exponential spread of the virus and all subsequent lockdowns, quarantine and self-isolations measures in place now, I understand the gravity of the situation, accepted that I was wrong, and take COVID-19 very seriously. And I understand that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.⠀
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At first I felt like the Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 to be exact wasn’t something affecting me personally. I fought off all worries and anxious moments until I couldn’t do it anymore.⠀
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I’m worried and scared. I’m worried about my family, especially my mum, I’m worried about my friends and their families. I’m worried because we’re trapped in our own apartment, feeling like outlaws when leaving once a week for grocery shopping. I’m worried about the global economy and how this shitty situation affects the poorest people the most.⠀
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I understand that I can’t exclude myself, that I’m not a passive bystander to some tragic accident. I’m as much a part of this stressful time as anyone else around the globe and am doing the bare minimum of my bit by #stayingathome like (hopefully) billions of other people.⠀
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The reason I’m writing this post is that I feel helpless and anxious but these feelings won’t help anyone. Researching and writing are two things I’m good at. So the least I can do I figured to hopefully help a few people (and myself) is to put my strengths to work and to provide a list of resources on how to improve the limiting and isolating situation of being quarantined. Link to post in bio 🌈🙌🏽💕⠀
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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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What an amazing gift idea 😻 got these super soft reusable makeup pads from my friend @rohinibajekal and love them so much 😭❤️⠀
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I use round cotton pads a lot to for my skincare routine and always felt guilty for the amount of trash I produced daily due to that 😒⠀
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Watched a few DIY tutorials on how to sew your own makeup pads and always pushed it aside as a project for "a day I'd have time to do that" (aka for sure not anytime soon).⠀
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Therefore, I'm so grateful, that Rohini brought me these from London 😍 such a cute surprise!⠀
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And I can either wash them by hand or throw them into the washing machine in a little laundry bag to wash with similar stuff 💯⠀
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Definitely a gift idea I will "steal" for the holidays 😻🎄🎁🎅🏽⠀
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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Started to finally read this gem of a book, will share my thoughts on it once I'm done 📖😍💭⠀
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Have you read it? How did you like it?⠀
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Or: what are you currently reading? 🤔📚⠀
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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Me 10 or 15 years ago: I hope they like me 🙏🏽 how can I make them like me? Am I funny enough? Should I be funnier? Pleaaaase like me and approve of me 😩🥺⠀
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Me today: Is this "event" and people there worth my time and energy? Will it be fun and a positive experience? Are there people I wanna see and surround myself with? 🙌🏽💥⠀
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What do you think of this statement, do you agree? 🤔⠀
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📸 Not sure where he got it from, but I took a screenshot of @drock's story mood board because it resonates so much with me 💕⠀
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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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New year, same food 😂

The last two weeks of 2018 were filled with way too much food (all super yum but not really nutritious) 😅🍲🍟🎂🍪 It's time consuming and expensive (more than in Germany) to get organic veggies in Dubai, and not sustainable with nearly everything being imported - at least that's what I thought 🤔

Imagine my surprise when I did the research and found a good bunch of organic farms in the UAE with some pretty affordable veggie/fruit boxes, which they deliver to my door 😍💚 (I got mine from @greenheartorganicfarms and no this isn't a sponsored post). Bye-bye to wasting time driving around (it's a mess) and hello to finally cooking healthy, clean and much more sustainable again 🙌🏽💚😍 Inspired by @minimalistbaker's recipe for roasted rainbow veggies, here's last night's dinner 💚😍🥑🥕🥒🍠🍜 a plate full of yummy roasted rainbow treasures 💗🌈 How's your 2019 going so far? Are you a resolution person or not so much? 💞
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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Merry Christmas you beautiful people 🎄❤️🎁🎅🏼💞☃️ However you decide to spend these days, I hope you feel great 💞 take care and much love 💝
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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Pink stuff all day every day 💕😍💞 what's your take on balloons? I'm the happiest person on earth when I get balloons for my birthday (or any other occasion lol no need for other presents 😂 other than books. Books are always welcome 📚😉)
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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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Does the following sound somehow familiar to you: I used to get caught up easily ranting about negative stuff rather than talking about the good happening in my life. But why is that? Well mostly, because we tend to take all the good stuff for granted.

Only when that is suddenly taken away from us (e.g. let's say we injure ourselves or face a health issue), we start to care. Instead of appreciating even little positive events by practicing gratitude, we often focus on irrelevant and stupid things and let them drag us down.

It's a vicious circle and it doesn't only harm you but also everybody close to you.

How to Practice Gratitude

Learning to practice gratitude is an amazing and surprisingly simple way out of this funk: Take a deep breath and remind yourself to enjoy the little things in life. Never forget that there are others out there less fortunate than you. Feel grateful.

Say 'Thank You!' more often. It means that you recognize and acknowledge the kind people, gifts, blessings, etc. coming into your life and appreciate them. Here's a couple of examples for things to be grateful for and how to express your gratitude for them:

...Through Interaction with Others

Did someone something nice for you lately? Has your partner surprised you with flowers? Has your colleague brought you coffee, because you were too 'in the middle of something' to get up from your desk? Return the favor and make someone smile today!

Give something back. How about you buy the friendly beggar, who's sitting at the same corner each day a sandwich? Tell someone in your life how special he or she is to you and how much you appreciate him or her being in your life!

...When You're Alone

I'm also a big fan of saying 'Thank You!' out loud from time to time to no one in particular, just when I'm by myself observing my surroundings.

When I look up to the horizon (which btw a lot of us don't, we somehow only focus on our immediate 5 meter radius) and see pretty white little clouds, or notice some flower blooming, I feel thankful.

And we can increase this feeling by expressing our gratitude loudly (if you don't want to scare anybody, make sure you're alone).

Have you tried Journaling?

Another great possibility is writing a gratitude journal. There's so many different options on how to do that (see more on this in the link roundup below). However, it doesn't need to be complicated, there are no rules. Do what works best for you.

Here's what I do: I write down 3-5 things I'm grateful for first thing in the morning when I open my notebook/bullet journal. Things I mention are e.g.

  • if I had a very good sleep,
  • if there are pretty clouds visible from my desk (you see I love clouds :)),
  • if I had a nice and deep conversation the day before,
  • if I had the opportunity to spend more time outside or with my loved ones,
  • if I had time to cook something nice...

You get the idea.

Also, I often write down, that I'm thankful for being healthy or for recovering well from an illness or injury.

There's so many ways how to practice gratitude and none is overly complicated 🙂 It's mostly about implementing a mind shift and sticking to it.

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

My most beloved inspiration to read, listen to, watch and create about "How to Practice Gratitude" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

'Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness'. If you don't have a gratitude practice incorporated into your daily life yet, this article is a great start.

It'll teach you in an accessible way to be grateful for the little things and joys in life. Once you found a routine that works best for you and practice being grateful on a regular basis, you'll feel more grounded and happier over time... even on a really bad day.

...listening:

'A Moment Apart' by ODESZA. I can't help it, this song inspires me so much.

I suddenly feel the urge to create something as soon as I listen to it and a lot of positive emotions start surfacing. Stare into the sky, observe the clouds or any other natural event - You can start with your gratitude practice right here.

...watching

'Justin Baldoni - Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"'. OMG. This TED Talk was published in November 2017 and has gone viral since.

Apart from being extremely handsome, Justin Baldoni has a great deal more to offer to the world. He doesn't shy away from speaking out about everything that's wrong with gender stereotypes in today's society and his own challenges living up to being a better man, husband and father.

He's an outspoken feminist, social entrepreneur and actor.I first saw him on Netflix as one of the main characters in the telenovela 'Jane The Virgin'. This series is hilarious by the way, if you're looking for something to binge on the next weekend, go check it out.

I'm grateful that men like him exist. Eager to redefine what masculinity and femininity mean, and who decide to stand up for their beliefs over and over again.

...creating:

'Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal'. Learning how to be more grateful in life and thus happier can be achieved easier by keeping a gratitude journal. This insightful article explains the habit of keeping one and gives advice on how to get started.

What about You?

What's your ritual? How do you practice gratitude?

If you're looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily routine and practice gratitude, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. Download it for free now 🙂

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