Fertility and Gratitude: Join the Free 21-Day Gratitude Challenge

I talk a lot about gratitude and the impact it can have on our perspective. I see this perspective shift in my life every day when I pause to be grateful. My shift toward seeking out reasons to be thankful during my fertility journey was a turning point for me - the beginning of a more peaceful, calm, and hopeful outlook.

To be clear, I don’t believe that practicing gratitude was something magical that resulted in my two healthy babies after years of effort and medical procedures. Nor am I promising that to you.

What I do think, though, is that a gratitude practice can create more joy, happiness, resilience, and self-esteem in your life. I believe it can be a lifelong habit that will improve your outlook and perspective for your family building journey and the challenges and joys that will follow. And, I’ve learned, it can have an important and positive impact on your overall health and well being.

So, won’t you join me in this year’s 21-Day Gratitude Challenge?

The premise is simple: for 21 days - enough to make a habit - commit to spending at least 5 minutes each day recording what you are grateful for.

The challenge runs officially from November 10 - November 30, 2018.

I’ll help you stay on track with a daily email including more information about the benefits of a gratitude practice and a prompt to help you get started that day.

You can share your thoughts, observations, roadblocks, and successes with me on Instagram (use #fertilegratitude), Facebook, or as a comment on this blog post.

When you complete the challenge, you will have a new life-long habit that could help you have a stronger immune system, sleep better, experience more joy, pleasure, and pleasant emotions, and feel less lonely and isolated (Source).

And, because giving gifts is one of my love languages, I’m offering a few incentives:

  • Everyone who signs up to join the challenge before November 8, 2018 will receive a set of gratitude cards to inspire and keep you motivated throughout the program;

  • Anyone who joins the challenge has access to me for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation about what mindset shifts might be most helpful for your fertility journey (you’ll get a link to sign up in your email);

  • All who complete EACH DAY of the 21-Day Challenge will be entered to win one of two great prizes: a beautiful “This Grateful Now” Gratitude Journal (my absolute favorite gratitude journal) or the Circle + Bloom “Positive Thinking & Mindfulness” Meditation Program (one of the best resources for guided meditations and visualizations). (See giveaway Official Rules.)

But don’t just take my word about the benefits of a gratitude practice. This 4-minute video of Dr. Robert Emmons, Ph.D. the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude is particularly motivating when I think about embarking on a gratitude practice:

Robert Emmons discusses why practicing gratitude has a transformative effect on our social and emotional well-being.

I am looking forward to getting started. If you have any questions, just ask me.

Can’t wait to hear how it goes for you.

Erin McDanielComment