Sometimes there are things that we can do in our lives that are so simple, and they would result in a great benefit but we still don’t do them.  Maybe it’s getting up a bit earlier to take a walk, or put the cell phone down to pay full attention to the person sitting across from us, or whatever it is at the moment.  So why do we not do the things that are easy and could help us?  I don’t have the answer.

This past year I took a class with Brendon Burchard, and some of the concepts he taught are simple.  He admits that. But then he goes on to say “Common sense is not always common practice.” Oh, so true.

There are things I know I should add to my daily activity list that would move me even further forward in feeling happy or healthy, and some are not too complex. Yet, I often forget them or come up with excuses not to do them.  With Brendon’s leadership I am looking into what are those things right now for me and how do I move forward in implementing them and avoid the excuses.

Recently I was leading a group on Growing the Gratitude in our lives.  At the end of class one person noted how simple the methods we discussed were to add gratitude into our daily practice. So simple, yet she admitted she doesn’t always live that practice.  That is where I found myself once again quoting Brendon, “Common sense is not always common practice.”

Sometimes we need a reminder that there is something we could do to improve our lives. We spend so much time focusing outward; we often neglect looking at how to help ourselves.  Other times we need a push to get going.  I know for myself I have a talent as to creating excuses as to why not to do something. I am improving on that regularly but there is always room for improvement.

So what are some of the simple or common sense things that you could be adding to your life to move you forward?  What are the obstacles keeping you from doing them? Can you overcome them?  Share with me below what you could add to improve your health, happiness or gratitude and what you can do to them a common practice.