The Power of Gratitude
Emotions like gratitude and appreciation open your heart and lift the energy in your body. Let us devote an article to power of gratitude. Gratitude teaches your body emotionally that the event you’re grateful for has already happened, because we usually give thanks after a desirable event has occurred. Gratitude, therefore, is the ultimate state of receivership. What if you started looking at things differently? Feeling grateful in advance. Even though you may want and hope for something to happen, you can still find a lot of things to be grateful for in the present moment.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. However, when facing difficulties and challenges, it may seem hard to find things to be grateful for. That’s when you need to practice gratitude more than ever! Let’s think about a few things that we can be grateful for, every single day.
Good health - even if your health isn’t perfect, be thankful for your body’s ability to move and get you to all the places you wish to be.
Family and close friends - be thankful for the people who will always be there for you, to support you and love you unconditionally.
Healthy food - having access to healthy food and water is a privilege that is often forgotten.
Laughter - without laughter, the would would be so different. Be grateful for all the things and people who make us laugh.
Nature - take some time to feel the sun’s warmth, listen to the sound of the ocean, admire the beauty of nature.
Kindness of strangers - do not take others’ kind gestures for granted. The smallest acts of kindness could change you day around.
Difficulties - be grateful for the difficulties and challenges that you face. Everything you go through makes you stronger, makes you learn, makes you better.
Love - you have the ability feel love. To love and to be loved. Life’s most precious feeling.
The question now is, how can one practice gratitude? Practicing gratitude has incredible effects, from improving you mental health to boosting relationships with others. Here are a few ways to feel more grateful and appreciative every single day!
Keep a gratitude journal - Establish a daily practice in which you remind yourself of all the wonderful things, big or small, you enjoy. Recalling moments of gratitude associated with ordinary events, your personal attributes, or people you love in your life gives you the potential to interweave a sustainable theme of gratefulness into your life.
Remember the challenges - In order to be grateful in your current state, it is helpful to remember the hard times that you once experienced and overcame. When you remember how difficult things used to be and how much you have achieved, you will feel thankful for how far you have come and all that you currently have.
Share your gratitude with others - Research shows that expressing gratitude can strengthen relationships. So the next time your partner, friend or colleague does or says something you appreciate, let them know and spread your gratitude.
Savor surprises - Think about events that were unexpected or surprising, and focus on how wonderful they were. Surprises tend to elicit stronger levels of gratitude.
Be mindful of the language you use - When practicing gratitude, focus on the inherently good things that others have done on your behalf. Use language that will show your gratitude for yourself, for others, for nature.
Use your breath to anchor yourself in the present moment - Your mind is always so easily pulled to busyness. Practice bringing your attention to your breath, as you relax and think about all the things that make you feel loved and appreciated.
A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles!