In the evening, sit down with a piece of paper or even your phone to make a list of what you’re grateful for. This can be an effective way to ground yourself. It’s easy to forget that there are good things happening when you’re struggling with stress and anxiety.
Be as specific as you can, too. Once you get at least five things on the list, you can put it away for the day.
If you can’t find enough to be thankful for, this may be a lesson in and of itself. Perhaps you’re guilty of a lot of self-sabotaging behavior. If you find that it’s hard for you to be happy and you blame others for not being able to be happy, you’ve already become more mindful – your happiness is in your control.