If you're at all familiar with Mind Movies and the coaching work I do, you've probably heard me mention the idea of practicing gratitude –
And not just being grateful at opportune moments but learning how to practice gratitude every single day.
You see, expressing gratitude and giving thanks for everything that you have, big and small, helps to shift your mindset from a place of lack and scarcity to one of abundance and happiness.
So it's all about learning how to focus on what you DO have (even if it isn't much right now) rather than worrying about what you don't have or want.
This might seem like a simple practice, but it's one of the most powerful things you can do to help shift your mindset and improve your overall happiness.
Now, when I say "gratitude," what exactly is it?
Well, gratitude can be defined as "the state of being grateful" or a "profound sense of appreciation."
That definition might seem quite broad, but there's a lot that goes into practicing gratitude regularly. There are a few easy things you can do to feel grateful all year long that yield incredible benefits. For example, you can practice gratitude regularly by:
1. Saying Thank You (for everything!) - This is a great place to start when you're new to practicing gratitude. Just begin with saying "thank you" for everything that comes your way, whether it be for the little things like your morning coffee or the bigger things like an amazing job opportunity that's come up.
Not only does it make you feel good in the moment, but it also opens up the flow of giving and receiving, allowing you to receive more good things in your life. And making this practice, in particular, a regular habit can really boost your energetic vibration and make you more attractive to positive opportunities and experiences.
2. Appreciating Natural Beauty - It's easy to take for granted the beauty that surrounds us – whether that be nature, a beautiful sunset, or something as simple as seeing a group of birds flying together. So another way to practice gratitude is by simply taking a moment to stop and appreciate the beauty of nature, both in its splendor and in its simplicity.
This is a form of mindfulness that allows you to fully drop into the present moment and appreciate all that you have. And as you become more in tune with the beauty around you, it becomes easier to take your focus off of what's lacking or wrong and put it on what's right in this very moment.
3. Meditation - Similarly to appreciating nature, practicing gratitude through meditation allows you to fully tune into the present moment and all that you have to be thankful for. This can include being grateful for your breath, your body, and the people in your life or simply feeling gratitude for being alive. But meditation also goes a step further by allowing you to focus on the bigger picture and envision what it is that you want to manifest in your life.
By practicing gratitude consistently and aligning your thoughts with what you want to create, you, again, become more open to attracting positive opportunities and experiences into your life.
4. Performing Acts of Kindness - One of the best ways to feel gratitude on a deeper level is by performing acts of kindness for others. This doesn't have to be anything big but instead can be something as simple as buying someone's coffee or complimenting a stranger's outfit. By doing so, you not only make the other person (and yourself) feel good, but you also help to raise the collective consciousness by spreading more love and positivity.
And as you continue to practice this type of giving, you'll notice that it becomes easier to appreciate all that you have in your life rather than focusing on what's lacking or going wrong. And after all, if you're always giving love and energy out into the world, there's no limit to what can be given back to you.
5. Journaling - Lastly, you can practice gratitude by simply taking time to journal about the things that you're grateful for. This could be in a morning meditation or nightly before bed and can include all of the things mentioned above (and more!). But it's also important to focus not just on what you're grateful for, but also on why you're grateful for them.
Taking the time to think about what it is that you appreciate and why can help you to get in touch with your deepest values and core desires. And as you continue to do this regularly, you'll begin to feel an even deeper sense of appreciation for all that you are, do, and have in your life.
And as you continue to practice gratitude regularly, it will become easier to keep the good vibes flowing and attract even more positive experiences into your life. And this type of alignment is what helps to shift your perspective and allows you to see all that's right in your life rather than focusing on what's missing or wrong. So if you find yourself struggling with seeing the good these days, consider incorporating a gratitude practice into your daily routine – and stick with it! – and watch how drastically it can change things for the better!
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