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A gratitude journal is a way of consciously calling attention to things in which you are grateful for every day. Over time, a person who is negative may develop more appreciation of small and big things and become a more positive person.
To do your gratitude journal, get a book. You may want to decorate it so it’s something you are looking forward to putting entries in and at the same time every day if possible so that it becomes a habit, you write down three to five things that you are grateful for in that day, and it really helps if you are more specific.
For instance, instead of saying, I am grateful for my husband, you may want to say, I am grateful for the love that my husband shows me through the words that he expresses every day. You can actually vary your entries so that it’s different every day, and over time, you will start to notice a shift and it can change your life.
Your challenge this week is to start a gratitude journal and keep it for at least a week and see if you notice a pattern in the things that you are grateful for. Let me know how it goes for you.
Dr. Martha Tara Lee is Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. She provides sexuality and intimacy coaching for individuals and couples, conducts sexual education workshops and speaks at public events. For more, visit www.ErosCoaching.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.