If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’d know I have just completed a 365-day Gratitude Journal. It’s been a few days since I wrote the sentence above. It’s come to an end. Making me a little nostalgic.
However, my daily practice of Gratitude will continue always. I’m looking forward to continuing this on Sundays as #gratitudesundays. I couldn’t let it go completely. Read on and you’ll find out why.
Gratitude has now embedded itself in my life.
I learned so much from this process. It’s changed the way I see and engage in the world. There’s so much to be grateful for. All you need do is to stop and look.
The practice of gratitude – a 365 day online Instagram journal, was a dare proposed on a favorite podcast I listened to. Lady Boss Chats. I jumped in. After the first month, it became a real “thing” I had to do and complete. It helped improve my consistency in my training, marketing, and my social media.
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In terms of Instagram, I had no idea. None. Instagram was unfamiliar terrain.
Marketing too on this level was unfamiliar terrain. Being a Holistic Therapist, my gifts are in my clinic. I soon learned what I loved and what I love to engage in.
It fast became so much more.
My Top 3 Lessons – 365-day Gratitude Journal
Here are my top three takeaways from My 365 Gratitude Journal. I had to celebrate it in some way. What revealed was more than I could’ve ever expected.
Feeling and being humble.
Over time it became clear that this diary wasn’t about me. It was about all the things I thought I valued. It soon became about others. Especially the relationships I have in my life.
It was about other peoples dreams. What they loved. I became inspired every day by how they expressed and showed up for themselves.
Family too became a grounding force.
It became about the people that commented on each post. Those who connected with the things that I loved. It was them that made this so special. The deeper I went the more profound I felt this. Something I never thought would reveal itself. Humility is an exceptional quality to have. I know this now. I’m very grateful and so are many others.
2. There’s so Much to be Grateful for
So much. There were days I had too much to include. There was so much I left out. From strangers sharing their wisdom. To the little ants that would eat the crumbs dropped from my lunch. Who knew. It helped me to slow down and see. To take note. The sun, shining through my window. A funny text from a friend. So special.
3. Gratitude in the simple things.
I found that I felt a sense of appreciation for the simple things in my life — a cup of tea. A drive through trees. A kiss from my daughters and a big bear hug from hubs. Love for the flowers (of course) and the simple opportunity for the work that I do.
What I took for granted. I don’t now. It helped me clarify what I value.
What My Journal Practise Taught Me
What my journal also taught me is social media is a wonderful platform to connect, express what we do and who and what we are. Yet true connection comes from one on one relationships. Especially the one we have with the self.
This is what we all want and need. Connection. Social media is not meant to be an escape or a means to shut down. It shows you what connects you to you. To what you find interesting and then translated, hopefully into your life. Things like gratitude.
When you find yourself continuously scrolling or reaching for your phone. Catch yourself.
Ask what am I needing to connect to here? What am I looking for? What do you want?
If you’re not sure, try a gratitude journal. It’ll change you. For the better.
One of the best quotes on gratitude I came across – “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”
Miracles come in the smallest of ways. They hide in the synchronistic things in life. So many presented in this journal. From friends turning up at events on the same day I posted them. The people inspired by me and me them. So much guiding information always came my way. It opened my heart and the opportunity to a deeper connection in so many ways.
It now represent an inner connection. A gratitude practice that made all the difference. An energy I was able to cultivate and strengthen. I’m so grateful I was able to share it with so many. #emflowerment
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I specialize in Bowen, Flower Essence and Tissue Salt Therapy. I also have a love for the cycles of nature, with a little astrology thrown in. I love this archetypical system and everything it has to teach us. More importantly, I love the work that I do and how simply it can give peace, relief, and a new perspective.
Tracy O’Meara Smith is a Holistic Therapist. From a young child, you’d find Tracy making daisy chains in the far corner of her garden. If she’s not in her clinic, you’ll still find her spending time in her garden soaking up all the flowery vibes.
A strong advocate for the healing force of nature. Tracy uses the combination of natural therapies such as Bowen, ITA, Flower Essence and Mineral Therapy. These modalities are a powerful combination that relaxes the body, calm the mind and soothe the soul. Empowering women to reclaim their inner peace, relief and gain a new perspective with what they are having to manage.
Tracy works 1:1 with women within her Perth hills clinic, Silverdale Natural Therapy and also Offering remote energy healings. Treating women who suffer from chronic pain, remedial health issues and find themselves at a time of crisis are her specialty. Tracy also offers online tissue salt and flower essence programs that treat various issues from Immunity to Anxiety.
Through her own complex journey, she is sincerely motivated to leave this world a better woman and a better place. Juggling two beautiful of daughters of her own, she celebrates being unapologetically human and encourages others to the same.
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