Gratitude is a positive emotion, that can make you happier and change your attitude about life – like an emotional reset button.
Studies show that when you stop and “count your blessings,” you not only shift from feeling bad to feeling very good, but there are amazing health benefits as well. Practicing gratitude regularly can create a more positive outlook, improved mood, reduced stress, and increased fulfillment.
Here are some tricks for cultivating gratitude (or paying attention and noting the abundance in your life):
Be conscious about your surroundings.
Notice new things you’re grateful for everyday. You might always be thankful for your great family, friends in your heart buy you might not be saying that. Just start practicing gratitude by saying those simple words to your loved ones that “I’m grateful that I have you in my life” Do this week after week so that it becomes part of your habit.
Make your gratitude journal.
Express in writing your moments for all that you feel gratitude for. Get specific by writing “Today my husband gave me a shoulder rub when he knew I was really stressed” or “My sister invited me over for dinner so I didn’t have to cook after a long day.” Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.
Gratitude Practice will give you the change!
Just be optimistic about the benefits of this new habit. Don’t limit yourself—if journaling is feeling stale, try out new and creative ways to track your grateful moments.
Be Social About Your Gratitude Practice
Our relationships with others are the greatest determinant of our happiness. So it makes sense to think of other people as we build our gratitude. Focusing our gratitude on people for whom we’re thankful rather than circumstances or material items will enhance the benefits we experience. Write a gratitude post on your Facebook wall to someone who had an impact on you whom you’ve never properly thanked. You could also share the day’s grateful moments around the dinner table. The conversations that follow may give you even more reasons to give thanks.
We see the world as our inner reflection!
Gratitude makes people like us. Gratitude makes us nicer, more trusting, more social, and more appreciative. As a result, it helps us make more friends, deepen our existing relationships, and improve our marriage.
Offer gratitude to your almighty for offering you a beautiful life, giving you the unique qualities to depict yourself. Say thanks to yourself for being kind, accommodating, sacrificing and loving for your loved ones.
Be Patient With Yourself!
Changes occur slowly and Cultivating gratitude is a skill. It takes several months of continuous practice for the largest benefits to appear.
Incorporating gratitude into your life is easy—and fun!
Overall Gratitude Practice Benefits:
- Good Mental & Heart Health
- Boosts Career Goals
- Strengthens Our Emotions
- Makes more people like us
- Creates a strong personality
- Makes us more Optimistic
- Reduces Materialism
- Better Self Esteem
- Sound Sleep
- High Energy Levels
- Makes you more likely to be active and fit
Last but not the least Spiritual transcendence is highly correlated with feelings of gratitude. That is – the more spiritual you are, the more likely you are to be grateful.