I think gratitude is central to having a more fulfilling life. It’s all about having a positive outlook on life because perspective is everything. When you look at the cup half full versus half empty, we’re focused on what we have versus what we don’t have and it allows us to come from a place of “fullness” which then of course helps us to be more and to give more. This post will discuss three points on how to have more gratitude in your life.
I notice that whenever I’m feeling run down I’m focused on the mountainous things I need to do or what I don’t have but once t I stop and take a little moment to reflect on what I do have and what I’ve already achieved I immediately feel a little better, even if it’s an ounce… it’s definitely worth it. So here are three things I do that i hope can help you to have more gratitude in your life too!
1. Meditate or pray
Take a moment to visualize everyone and everything you’re grateful for in the morning. It’s helpful to start every morning off on the right foot. And allowing yourself to pray or meditate to think about all you’re thankful for can allow you to start off in the right mental state.
2. Vocalize your gratitude
Tell someone how grateful you are for them. For me, it always makes me feel good when I’m able to say something positive about someone like when I make a compliment or tell someone thank you but it’s not just a oh yeah thanks but it’s like a real like… hey thank you so much for this because you helped me to this…
3. Write it down
Once you’re about to wind down your night, write down three good things that happened that day. This has probably been the most powerful practice that my friends and I have used and there’s something about being able to remember the moment, writing it down and seeing it on paper that’s just so magical. And it’s like once you have a collection going on, it’s so fun to be able to look back on the previous pages and see all the beautiful magical moments you’ve archived in just the last few days.
The last practice of writing it down was truly the key to help me have more gratitude in me life. So if you can’t adopt all three, I say at least adopt the last one. What I find so powerful about it is just being able to visualize it while you write it, seeing it on paper the day you write it but also being able to go back and reflect upon at the collection of “goods” you’ve been given. Once you start reading your collection of three goods, I promise you… you’ll perk up a smile and start feeling grateful for all those little things in life 🙂
Live simply, love beyoutifully,