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Day 10: Grateful for everyone around us

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We know it’s easy to complain, we could all do it from sun up to sun down but – what if you concentrated on only the good aspects of your interactions today? Today’s challenge is to thank people you interact with for the job they are doing – while putting aside any negative judgment. Just […]

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Day 9: Grateful for words

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Love. Passion. Compassion. Determination. Gratitude. These are just five of the words that inspire the m.a.d.woman foundation journey every day. We believe so strongly that it’s possible for every single person to make a positive difference to our world and its inhabitants and have worked hard to be creative and innovative in showing others ways […]

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Day 8: Grateful for connecting

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It’s never been easier to communicate with others – be it in person, by phone or online. Creating connections with like-minded people can help to inspire both you and them, so join in with communities that share your values and your goals. Grateful in April is using this month to spread the word about the […]

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Day 7 – Grateful for improving sleep

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Fun fact – gratitude improves your sleep. Do you have trouble falling asleep or do you find yourself lying awake at night? Well science shows that a great safe and free way to improve your sleep is to express gratitude. Studies report that people with higher levels of gratitude have a higher quality of sleep […]

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Day 6: Create miles of smiles

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Scientifically speaking smiling changes your brain and triggers feelings of happiness that even chocolate can’t match. Plus it has no calories and doesn’t lead to feelings of regret… ever! Here’s one of our favourite challenges. Walk with your head high and smile at strangers – make it a big hearty smile – and notice how […]

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Day 5: Grateful for kindness

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  When we think of gratitude, it is usually a feeling we have in response to something. Noticing the people, situations and things you have often creates a thought of: “I am grateful for…”. Today we’re suggesting adding a new component – generating feelings like compassion and kindness. These are best practiced by doing something, […]

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Day 4: Grateful for a touching reminder

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In your busy life do you forget things? Some things are easy habits to maintain – like brushing our teeth – but while making new habits, we often need reminding of them. For some people, tactile reminders can really help cement their actions. Carrying some sort of touch stone or trinket with you that reminds […]

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Day 3: Grateful for letting go

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Before you can go forward, you might have to let go of the stuff that drags you down. Today is all about moving on and letting go. Everyone has a person or situation that they carry around with them that makes them feel sad, angry or maybe hurt. You may not ever get resolution, so […]

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Day 2: Speaking of gratitude

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Yesterday we asked you to think about gratitude and to go a step further and write it in your notebook. Did that feel good? Or did it feel unusual? Maybe you felt a bit uncomfortable. Or maybe you thought about someone in particular and how grateful you are to have them in your life. The […]

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Day 1: The write way to feel grateful

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Welcome to Grateful in April where you get an opportunity to spend an entire month focusing on creating and enhancing an attitude of gratitude. Many people say that what you think about, you bring about. From personal experience and the stories of others, we know that one of the benefits of focusing on being thankful […]