Here is a meditation exercise that I’ve found helpful over the last year, it is a gratitude primer. It gives your day an undercoat of gratitude so to speak.

When you meditate or just sit in silence, call to your mind three moments in sequence. Making sure to visualise each one as vividly as possible and really feel the emotion as intensely as you can.

  1. A moment that you are grateful for that happened long ago, perhaps in your childhood.

  2. Something that happened to you that you didn’t ask for or didn’t initiate, but that you are immensely grateful for.

  3. Something that happened yesterday, that you are grateful for.

Recall each you, sit with it, and let the emotion pulse through your entire body and out in the world.

Then go and do your best work.

Get skin in the game.