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Growing Through Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the easiest, most effective ways to invite positivity into your life and increase your overall happiness.

Being grateful for the things and people you have in your life is so important. Not only does it help you to see all the positive things you have in your life to be thankful for it also helps you to create more.

Incorporating gratitude into your daily life is easy. In fact, once you get started it quickly becomes a habit that will naturally occur.

Follow the tips below and you will see the many benefits of gratitude; I guarantee you will be impressed with the impact that such a simple task will have on your overall well-being.

What makes gratitude so important?

Gratitude, appreciation, and love are positive feelings. They send positive energy out into the world, inviting it back to you. For those of you who follow the Law of Attraction, you know that whatever you send out into the universe comes back to you… Besides that gratitude simply makes you, and others, feel good… And who doesn’t want to feel good?

Living a life where you are openly grateful for the things around you leads to more things to be grateful for. The more positive thoughts you think then the more positive thoughts you think and so on… The cycle repeats itself indefinitely.

Adding conscious gratitude to your life does not have to be difficult and the benefits are immeasurable.

Gratitude is a simple act that you can do daily with little to no effort on your part. For example, one way I work gratitude in to my daily routine is by thinking of something I can appreciate first thing every morning. As I open my eyes in the morning I think of one thing that I can be thankful for that day. This simple task starts my day on a positive note and helps me begin my routine happier and more prepared.

Another great tool for living life with gratitude is a journal. A gratitude journal (or appreciation journal) is a wonderful way for you to keep track of all the things you have to be thankful for.

Taking 5 minutes a day to jot down even 5 things you are thankful for is a great way to remind yourself of all the amazing things you have in your life.

Keeping a journal of all the things you are thankful for will help you when you are feeling down. It can also help when you are stressed or during those moments when you find negative thoughts creeping into your mind. Having a physical reminder of all the amazing things in your life is always beneficial and is guaranteed to lift your spirits during difficult times.

Your gratitude journal does not have to be anything fancy, a basic notebook or file on your computer will do just fine. The point is to get yourself thinking about the positive things in your life, instead of focusing on the negative ones.

PersonallyI recommend a physical hand-written gratitude journal, there is just something special about being able to hold the proof in your hands.

Thinking about the things you are thankful for in life helps to immediately lift your mood and doing this daily (especially at the start or end of the day, or both if possible) will improve your mood permanently over time. Not only will it improve your mood, it will also improve the mood of those closest to you. It will attract more positive people and things into your life and it will make you more relaxed overall.

Try it out right now, list 5 things you are grateful for at this moment…
(Feel free to list them in the comment section if you like)

Gratitude is a truly powerful thing that can improve every area of your life quickly and deeply. This tool should be used to your advantage as much as possible.

Every day we see and hear things that conjure up negative thoughts, feelings, and reactions. The news broadcasts stories of horrible violence and suffering, both throughout the world and close to home. Movies and television portray negative relationships, actions, and emotions and too often we focus on things in our lives that are going wrong. These things take their toll on us over time, sometimes unknowingly. Gratitude can help curb a large amount of the negativity we encounter each day. It will pull your mind back to the positive side of life where it will benefit you most.

Make the choice today to invite in positivity and to be more thankful for all that you are blessed with. This small action cannot hurt and can only improve your life… You’ve got nothing to lose, so what are you waiting for?

Until Next Time…

Be Thankful!

Do you use Gratitude in your daily life?
How has using a Gratitude Journal helped you?
What are you grateful for?

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