This week I’ve been teaching my year seven pupils (aged 11) about developing and sustaining a positive mindset. It was also national mental health awareness day (10th October) and so I thought I’d bring the two together and create a gratitude list for Autumn.
I keep a daily journal in which I write down three things I’m grateful for and three intentions for the day. Personally, I find it helps focus my day and it starts my day in a good vibration.
My favourite season is spring, but that shouldn’t stop an Autumn list from occurring, in fact it’s often more beneficial to dig a little deeper when it comes to gratitude, that said I’m often surprised at how simple pleasures usually are? *Sorry if most of my list is food based.
- The crunch of the leaves as they fall under my feet
- Cosy evenings in with pyjamas and hot chocolate
- The colours of the trees that seem to change daily through Autumn
- Searching for conkers (seriously it’s like discovering buried treasure)
- An excuse to wear a cardigan
- Smell of Crock pot dinners – it’s like coming home to my Mums cooking at the end of a working day, except I did it whilst I was at work!
- Wearing wellies on walks
- Homemade soup and fresh bread
- Cups of tea on the sofa whilst it rains outside
- Autumn seems slower and so I find more time to read
- Bonfires (marshmallows on bonfires)
- Fireworks in our village
- Watching the stars
- Empty beach walks wrapped up warm
…your turn, what are you grateful for as we step into Autumn? Comment below.