We will has some little A5 hardback journals for sale at the class for $8 or you may want to bring along a special journal to begin your gratitude attitude!
In recent years there has been an explosion of research in the fields of positive psychology, happiness and wellbeing. And this research is confirming again and again that gratitude plays an important role in our mental, physical and overall wellbeing.
But what actually IS gratitude (heads up, it’s not pretending EVERYTHING’S awesome ALL the time) and how do you do it even if you’re not a “touchy feely” kinda person?
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and confused by all the information out there and to give up and just eat apple crumble (the invention of which I am eternally grateful for).
To sort through the confusion we will focus on (realistic!) practical tools and strategies we can use everyday to help us feel better. And who doesn’t wanna feel better?
So whether it’s something as small as post-it notes that actually stick or as big as freedom from religious persecution come and spend some time cultivating that attitude of gratitude.
You will go away with a practical plan for implementing at least one strategy in your life.
Julie Sawyer is a Primary School teacher with a background in mental health and wellbeing. She is also a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.
She has previously worked as a Social Worker in the fields of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, domestic violence and child protection and has worked with refugees both in Australia and overseas.
She has a passion for making the world a fairer, kinder, happier and more fun place to hang out in. She believes “caring is cool” and is committed to intentionally creating the kind of world she wants to live in.
A few of the many things she is grateful for include: toilet humor, hot water bottles, smiles from strangers, music, snort inducing laughter and her amazing teachers, near and far.
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