Everyone has something they are grateful for. Unfortunately, we forget about that many times. When you're having a bad day it's easy to say "everything sucks", throw your hands up, and stomp around like a baby. And when you're having a good day it's easy to take it for granted. But at the end of the day it is important to reflect and recognize those things you do have, the people who are there for you, and the opportunities that lay ahead. By doing so you can realize an array of health benefits (check out this article from MDA)
Try this exercise: Before you go to bed grab a little notebook and number 1,2,3 down the left margin. Then, next to each number, jot down something you are grateful for. Don't think about it, just write the first thing that comes to mind. The events of the day will certainly have an impact of these three items, but that's what important. Be true to yourself. This isn't for anyone else's eyes but yours. And don't worry if the only things you're grateful for today are the bed your sleeping in, the air you breathe, and clothes on your back. Tomorrow you might be grateful for the letter from you're Grandmother, the bird's chirping in the first morning light, and the way your kitchen smells after you bake a fresh batch of cookies...Go to bed, wake up feeling refreshed, and tackle your new day. After all, today is the first day of the rest of your life.
And then celebrate your joy with a delicious, healthy, quick recipe!
Pan Seared Steak with Peppers and Onions
The Food- 8-10oz thin sliced top round
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 medium yellow onion
- Olive oil
Rub the steak with olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper
Slice the pepper and onions into strips
Add the peppers and onions and cook about 3-4 minutes, moving around often
Push the peppers and onions to the sides of the skillet
Add another tablespoon of olive oil and increase heat to medium-high
Add the steak
Cook 2-3 minutes per side
Let meat sit about 5 minutes before cutting