There are many benefits to leading an gratitude driven life. You will be more optimistic and positive in your outlook, happier more often, and there are even physical and mental health benefits for you to enjoy.
Too many people take for granted the people and things that they have in their lives. They have an attitude of “lack” meaning that they crave things that others have or just want every shiny new object that appears. This kind of attitude never leads to happiness and contentment because there is always a hole in your life that you need to fill to be truly satisfied.
So in this article we are going to explain how you can harness the power of gratitude in your life and transform it from one of negativity and bitterness to positivity and joy. By embracing gratitude you will feel so much better about your life and this will bring health benefits as well.
Who has provided you with their help recently?
Take a little time out of your busy day and give thought to those that have provided you with their assistance. Ask yourself the question “who has helped me recently?” and then write down their names. This can be anyone that has given you advice and guidance such as a family member, a friend or a work colleague for example.
As you look at each of the names think carefully about what they did for you and write this beside their name. Then write them a “thank you” note to express your gratitude to them. You can even get them a small gift to show your appreciation. They will love this and will really appreciate that you were thinking about them and expressed your gratitude.
Go for a walk outside
If you are at home then go into your backyard and pay special attention to nature. Feel that fresh air in your lungs and express your gratitude for this. Notice anything that is happening in your yard such as a bee on a flower or a butterfly in the air. Listen to the birds singing and be truly grateful for nature.
If you have pretty flowers in your garden then rejoice in their beauty. Look beyond your yard and notice the environment beyond. When you venture outside there are so many things that you can find to be grateful for.
Get into the habit of Giving
When most people give something they expect to receive something in return. So use this to give to others and the only thing that you expect in return is their appreciation for what you have done. Accept that there are some people who are less fortunate than you and help them in every way that you can.
This will have a very positive impact on them and they will show their appreciation through their words and the expressions on their faces. Take all of this in as it will spur you on to give more and develop your attitude of gratitude.
Make the decision to live a life of Gratitude
When you decide to adopt an attitude of gratitude you will begin to see the good in most things. Any problems or setbacks that you experience will be an opportunity for you to grow as a person. You will no longer be stressed out by the problems that confront you.
Grateful people have a much more positive outlook on life and this is where you want to be. When you can harness the power of gratitude it doesn’t mean that all of your problems will disappear. But you will have the right attitude to tackle the problems in a positive way and gain from doing this.