One of the most overlooked aspects of a true body and health transformation is Gratitude.

In short, you need to be thankful for what you have, not regretful about what you don’t.

Meaningful, long-term change ALWAYS happens with small victories, one at a time. Be grateful for those victories and celebrate them.

If you couldn’t make it to the gym because of your work schedule or traffic, it happens. But if you did a short workout and/or stretching routine at home, that’s a victory, not a failure. Celebrate it.

If you went out to dinner and the food choices weren’t perfectly in line with your goals, it happens. But if you made the meal “a little better” by doubling up on veggies or sharing a dessert, that’s a victory, not a failure. Cherish it.

If your goal was to lose 10 kilograms this year, but you’ve only lost 5 so far, don’t beat yourself up about it. Be grateful for the small steps you took TODAY that moved you closer to your goal.

There’s a saying, “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” that I don’t necessarily agree with.

Celebrate the small stuff. Be grateful for small victories. And avoid the temptation to beat yourself up over failures that, in the long run, almost never are as damaging as you perceive them to be in the moment.

If your goal is to transform yourself into a happier, healthier person, make sure you include Gratitude in your approach.

What are you grateful for, and how can you unleash that positive energy into actions that will move you closer to your goal?

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