You’re probably convinced that gratitude is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal to create a healthy, positive, happy and fulfilled life.
Practicing gratitude is a significant cause of positive outcomes and that’s because there’re so many benefits to it when do it consistently.
• Better sleep
• More energy
• Less anxiety
• Less depression
• Fewer headaches
• More forgiving attitudes
• More social connectivity
When I take time to quietly ponder the people and things in life I am thankful for, it truly humbles me.
I’m grateful for freedom and opportunity.
These things help me become my best.
Like all good things, it takes practice and patience to feel grateful for all the goodness in your life.
Here’s a simple technique:
I want to share with you a 2-minute practice I’ve been doing recently that’s had a noticeable impact on my life.
Instead of going through…
“I am grateful for my friends” …
“I am grateful for my family”…
“I am grateful for good health”…
I want you to give thanks to everything that precedes what you’re grateful for.
Let me give you an example:
Let’s say that every morning after you wake up, you write down 3 things that you’re grateful for. One of those things might be your food, so you write down, “I am grateful for my food.”
I want you to give thanks to everything that made enjoying that food possible, to begin with instead.
For example, you might write, “I am grateful for the farmers who harvested the rice.”
This method can be applied to anything. But I wanted to show you how it can be applied to a basic need that many enjoy, but few stop to appreciate on a deeper level.
So, when you’re counting your blessings today and every other day think beyond your freedom, your comforts, and the food you’re about to enjoy and be grateful for the people who made it possible, to start with.
Gratitude, even when it’s tough.
When all is going really well, it’s easy to practice gratitude, but that ease can disappear as soon as tragedy or misfortune strikes.
This is why it’s important to make gratitude a habit right now.
As a habit, it will form your future perspective to see through the lens of gratefulness instead of entitlement and disappointment.
Things happen and sometimes we see those as “bad” or “good.”
“When you choose to focus on the positives and be grateful for them, the universe responds by giving you more positive things.”
“Gratitude is more than just saying thank you”
Wherever you are in the world, I encourage you to take some time to think about what you are thankful for. See how those around you become more positive, and feel the shifts in your mood and motivation as you become happier, healthier and more fulfilled.
“Give thanks to everything that precedes what you’re grateful for”
Gratitude is magic, and you’ve already got everything you need to start practicing it right now.
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