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Mind Chi Basic 8-minute routine

Mind Chi Chat – good gracious gratitude!

That phrase, ‘Good gracious gratitude’ could be read several ways.
Gratitude is indeed good and gracious.
As a grateful person, you will usually feel more ‘gracious’, tolerant and forgiving of any acts of indiscretion from others.
And there is increasing scientific and phycological research speaking of how ‘good’ it is for you.
There are benefits to your body, brain and general wellbeing.
Finally, if you decide to really try gratitude on, you may exclaim ‘Good gracious gratitude!’ when you experience the difference it can make in your life.

Mind Chi Step 8 – gratitude

In the final step of the 8-step/minute Mind Chi routine, we close with a minute of thinking about all the things / people / experiences / times for which you are or will be grateful. Just 1-minute. Performed every day as a part of your 8-minute Mind Chi daily routine, accumulates your benefits.

Gratitude, the 8th step of Mind Chi
Gratitude, the 8th step of Mind Chi

What is gratitude?

Gratitude is an emotion, a readiness to show your appreciation. For that to happen, you need to re-visit our friend ‘awareness’. Put out your gratitude antennae, be tuned to the chances to see and express your gratitude.

Gratitude is also a trait, you can grow the habit of gratitude. It becomes how you see the world. How you judge other’s actions. How you feel inside.

8 ways gratitude improves your life, it can:

  1. improve your physical health – you want to take care of yourself
  2. make you sleep better
  3. raise your psychological wellbeing – if you are grateful, it is difficult to be depressed!
  4. increase your self esteem, building self confidence and self concept
  5. enhance empathy whilst reducing anger and aggression
  6. extend your relationships, people like to be around grateful people
  7. boost your resilience, your ‘bounceability’ increases and
  8. IT FEELS GOOD!

Please let us know the difference it has made for YOU!

Chi and I are standing by on the ready to take your calls and emails! 

Showing how memory and positive success associations link in your brain
Chi & I look forward to seeing / hearing from YOU!!! 

To book a 15 minute Mind Chi Chat with Vanda to explore how Mind Chi might assist you, your group, team or company build resilience and joy! 

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Mind Chi Chats – just in case!

Chi & I wanted to plant this awareness in your minds – just in case!

More figures about how strained from all the stressors so many are feeling:
46% say it is the workload; 28% the people (with whom they work, mostly); 20% work-life IM-balance and 6% lack of job security! Plus 25% of people felt EXTREMELY strained from all the holiday stressors – not good!
Just in case this is you or someone on your team, you can now be ready!
So, how about you, how are you faring?

Your paperclips are too close to MY paperclips!!

When you, or someone in your team or family, suddenly respond to something relatively minor with a major emotional outburst, realise that it is the straw that broke the camel’s back.

What you can’t see!

First, check yourself. Be realistic about all you have been through these past two years, gently consider how you are managing the strain. Have you taken time to exercise; to rest well; to calm and focus your mind and to play a little?

A little can go a long way!

It is very reassuring to experience how making moments for self care can reap such dividends.
And you MUST take care of yourself, IF you are to help others!

What you can’t see!

Are you?

Secondly, now be ready that at any time, someone may be close to cracking up with strain. Remember we are all different, some can take more than others before it shows. It is NOT a competitive sport!

Thank you so much for the comments and sharings from last week!
Chi & I LOVE to see / hear from you!!

Chi and I are standing by on the ready to take your calls and emails!

Chi & I look forward to seeing / hearing from YOU!!!

To book a 15 minute Mind Chi Chat with Vanda to explore how Mind Chi might assist you, your group, team or company build resilience and joy!

And for more wonderful Mind Chi blogs:


Want more resilience for your organisation, here:

Here is a short cartoon about ‘Resilience for Change’