Designer Janet Murphy describes her path to embracing progress not perfection through gratitude journaling. Sharing her journey from burn out to conscious living, Janet tells us step by step how to cultivate gratitude daily and project gratitude to build joy into every day living as we approach a new year.
On the cusp of a new year and a new decade. It’s a great time to reflect, on the year past and set intentions and goals for the year ahead. Since recording this conversation two days ago, I actually began my own gratitude practice and was grateful for things like feeling cozy and warm in bed and how perfect my latte was this morning. It’s progress, not perfection. I did a bit of fact checking with regard to the Harvard business study that Janet mentioned earlier in the conversation because my logical brain thought perhaps so statistics were just a little too good to be true. This particular study has been determined to be an urban myth at worst and the results of an incomplete study at best. However, not all is lost. Studies performed since have determined that writing down goals does increase your chances of achieving them even more so is finding a supportive friend or colleague to whom you are accountable for progress reports on actionable goals, whether it’s personal or business.