52 Weeks of Gratitude: 2 Months In.

I started my blog almost a year ago. At that time I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about but I did need to find a way to channel my creativity, talk about things I’d done and seen, things of interest and have new experiences. I’d seen a number of blog challenges and Instagram challenges and wasn’t sure how or if I’d be able to stick to them. I came across the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge, and thought of it as a way to keep me writing and focus on positivity (as someone who suffers with anxiety this is important!).

I’ve now just completed two months of the challenge and it’s been interesting. At times it’s been rewarding and other times challenging. I’m a relatively private person, so opening up to people has always been hard for me. With each post I’ve had to be open, may be not quite soul bearing, but there’s been times I’ve faced my fears. I may not have written every little thing I’ve felt or thought, I may have skimmed the surface in the posts, but it’s given me a chance to reflect on aspects of my life, the people around me, my job, fun times, hard times and all those other little things that occur daily.

I’m glad I came across this challenge, I have another 10 months to go, but so far I’ve enjoyed it. It’s made me thankful for what I have and I’m sure I’ll discover more as time goes on. It’s allowed me to open up and enable me to look at things I deemed as negatives into positives.

by Lee Crutchley

I enjoy learning, and learning about myself can only be of benefit to me as a person. I’ve not even really scratched the surface of the gratitude challenge, but I’m looking forward to the rest of it.

I’d recommend it to other people, these are the reasons why:

  • Life is precious, we all have ups and downs but this challenge can help you understand situations more
  • You learn about yourself
  • You’ll be thankful for what you have, or work out what to do in order to achieve more
  • The little things will become clearer, as the old saying goes ‘there’s no point in crying over spilt milk’
  • It’s a challenge, and it’s mean to be

Here’s to the next 10 months, wish me luck!

Have you done any challenges like this? Would you recommend them to others? Why would you recommend them?

Thanks for reading x

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