by Carolyn Kaufman

An important part of dealing with MS is stress management. We don’t always think about that because we get so caught up in the specifics of diet. We don’t realize there are other tools to healing.

We all know that meditation is helpful, but it’s also kind of advanced and not everyone knows how to do it. That’s totally cool, no one is asking you to jump into a 30 minute routine every day.

In fact, I’m not going to tell you to meditate at all. One of the most effective tools for managing stress and developing a positive attitude is through gratitude.

Especially when you’re battling a beast like MS, it’s tough to maintain gratitude, but it’s the simplest exercise with POWERFUL results!

Every night (or morning, whatever works best for you), give yourself a couple of minutes to write down 2 – 3 things you feel grateful for and a couple sentences on why you feel that way. This could be anything from having a symptom free day to having a roof over your head. There is SO MUCH to be grateful for!

So let’s do the first one together and inspire each other to get grateful!

Today, I am grateful that I feel well enough to go to yoga tonight. I feel grateful for working internet so I can write you these emails. And of course, I’m extremely grateful to have found the Overcoming MS plan!

What do you feel grateful for today?