Gratitude, focuses us on what we have rather than what we have not.
When we focus on what we are grateful for, we naturally feel appreciation, abundance and contentment. This allows us to feel more positive, more confident, and experience increased energy. Essentially, gratitude is a mindset, it’s a change of perception, it’s something we choose for ourselves. It’s a habit we can develop through daily practice. Why would we want to put in such effort? Well, gratitude has the ability to lower our stress levels, calm our mind and create space in our head. Imagine how this space can make it easier for us to develop solutions to life’s challenges and problems. Gratitude will allow us to move on and feel the benefit of our achievements.
A TECHNIQUE FOR INCREASING GRATITUDE IN OUR LIFE
- Make it the bookends of your day, write down five gratitudes morning and night.
- At the end of each week read through all of them.
- If you find yourself having a crisis moment, write down twenty gratitudes, and feel the difference this process creates.
Gratitude is not just about the big stuff, it’s mainly about the things we take for granted every day. Simply focusing on the smaller things will give us a bigger sense of calm, peace and joy in our lives.