This week we’re checking out another practice from the audiobook The Vortex by Abraham-Hicks – simple, effective, and best of all, easy to turn into a habit. This process is called “The Rampage of Appreciation” and it’s as simple as it gets – take 5-15 minutes and find things to appreciate, either in your immediate environment or about your life as a whole.
This sounds ridiculously easy, and it is. I want to make it even easier, and suggest tying this practice to something you’re doing anyway, such as showering, brushing your teeth, or driving to work. Building this into an existing habit will make it even easier to remember, and easy to form into a habit itself. To begin, find anything at all to appreciate – something in your surroundings, or some element of your life. Then, notice how good it feels to be appreciating something, and appreciate the improved feeling you’re experience. Then allow your focus to move on to something else you appreciate, keep repeating.
By the time you’re finished with this process, you should be feeling pretty good and, most critically, are now primed to be looking for things which you appreciate. That is one reason I suggest tying this to another standard morning routine, because it will help to set the tone for your entire day. As a variation on this, you can also try choosing a theme for the week – as an example, spend all of your rampages of appreciation this week on gratitude for your body and see if anything changes in your self-care habits.
I’m here thinking that this post should be longer, more complicated, or at least more challenging to implement, but it isn’t. Sometimes the most effective things really are just that easy! Give it a shot and leave a comment below to let us know how it turned out for you this week.