Gratitude Tip 8: Avoid Halt

Stop and tend to your needsLife is not without daily trials and tribulations and yet, everyone has the capacity to make the best of most situations and enjoy increased effectiveness and personal happiness in the process.  This is where gratitude becomes a critical factor.  If you struggle to keep a thankful heart, perhaps you need to HALT and readjust your attitude.

When in HALT, I stop everything and take a moment to assess to tend to my personal condition:

  • If I am hungry, I make time to prepare or purchase a quick and healthy snack and beverage.
  • If I am angry, I temporarily walk away from my stressful or difficult situation in order breath, count to ten, relax      and regroup.
  • If I am tired, I briefly withdraw for a quick nap or quiet time and rejuvenate from my hectic schedule.
  • If I am lonely and feeling isolated, I lift my spirits by making plans to visit a neighbor or friend.

Pinpoint times in your week when you are in HALT, (hungry, angry lonely or tired). Identify ways you can avoid being in HALT by tending to those needs.  Decide what you can do today to maintain your gratitude and tend to your requirements as they relate to diet, feelings, and rest.


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“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” John Milton

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