Do you take the time to express gratitude daily?
From corporate high-flyers to scientists to personal growth coaches, more and more experts are now extolling the virtues of being grateful.
But why? At its core, gratitude is a basic human trait that many anthropologists and psychologists would argue exists solely to encourage people to help each other.
And yet through today's latest science, we are now able to observe the true power of gratitude, which includes dramatic improvements to one's health, wealth, happiness, and even one's success with the Law of Attraction.
There is a challenge though: most people struggle to express gratitude regularly. And too often, our thoughts and emotions get clouded by self-doubt, negative spirals and a sense of lack - when what we should be striving for is an unbreakable Gratitude Mindset.
In fact, in a recent survey to the Mind Movies community, we learned that…
This is why our intention with this guide is to help you understand the incredible benefits of gratitude, and how to best enjoy these benefits through simple yet powerful tools, techniques and daily rituals you can start practicing immediately.
Are you ready to get your gratitude on? Let's begin with…
The Incredible Perks Of Gratitude, According To Science
Gratitude is a cornerstone of countless religions, civilizations and cultures. In fact, virtually everywhere on the planet, one of the first things a child is taught is to say "Thank You".
And so it's no surprise that philosophers, psychologists and scientists have been long fascinated by this uniquely human trait. What we now know, through a variety of studies and experiments, is that gratitude affects the brain and even the body in ways that go far beyond that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when “thank yous” are exchanged.
* Gratitude shields you from negativity
* Gratitude makes you at least 25% happier
* Gratitude rewires your brain
* Gratitude eliminates stress
* Gratitude heals
* Gratitude improves sleep
* Gratitude boosts self-esteem & performance
* Gratitude improves relationships
* Gratitude enhances the Law of Attraction
As you can see, gratitude elevates your life in so many wonderful ways! And you can start enjoying all these wonderful perks as soon as you have access to…
Tools & Technologies For Being Grateful
Here are some of today's most effective ones, none of which take any more than a few short minutes a day:
One of the many benefits of meditation is that it helps you detach from the accumulated stress, anxiety and negative charges inside you, so your thoughts and emotions can be more in tune with gratitude.
Pro Tip: It is essential to have meditation as part of your daily routine so make sure to implement this technique into your schedule no matter how busy you are. The benefits are totally worth it.
By consciously visualizing the people, outcomes and situations that you're grateful for, you're training your subconscious mind to feel deeper gratitude for them, and you’re even allowing more of them into your life.
Pro Tip: One of the most important ingredients to a successful visualization practice is emotion. Don't just visualize the positive outcomes you want to create - but also visualize the emotions you'll feel once those outcomes become reality.
Affirmations are another way to retune your subconscious mind for a more grateful outlook and motivate yourself for success - and all you have to do is repeatedly recite a positive statement that aligns with your desired outcome.
Pro Tip: If you're creating your own affirmations, write them in the present tense. This way you're reassuring your mind that the contents of your affirmation are happening as fact - and it will then act accordingly.
- Brainwave entrainment
Brainwave entrainment is a sound technology that changes your brainwaves and guides your mind into an optimal state for positive transformation, deeper self-awareness and effortless gratitude.
Pro Tip: Brainwave entrainment has tremendous positive benefits on your creativity, learning and stress relief, and is one of the many gratitude-boosting technologies you can use daily.
- Subliminal audios
Audio tracks laced with subliminal messages are designed to reprogram your subconscious mind using hundreds of thousands of barely audible positive statements. The result is profound behavioral change on autopilot.
Pro Tip: Subliminal audios are a great choice if you're busy, because they work in the background - meaning you can be doing chores or even working while listening to them.
- Daily gratitude journal
When you start and/or end your day by writing what you're grateful for in a daily gratitude journal, you're training your mind to be constantly focused on things to be grateful for - every minute of every day.
Pro Tip: Many gratitude enthusiasts recommend writing down five things you're grateful for daily. This number is just enough to get your mind jogging, but not too much that it becomes a chore.
- Mind Movies
Mind Movies is a technology developed by our team that combines visualization, affirmations and uplifting sounds and imagery to help you accomplish any desired outcome - including a life empowered by unbreakable gratitude.
Pro Tip: Remember to add your favorite song to make your visuals even more powerful!
Okay, so given that you're probably busy enough as it is, what's the best way to absorb tools and technologies like this into your daily life? Well that's where we move on to...
Creating Your Daily Gratitude Rituals
Over the years I've perfected my own routine of daily gratitude rituals, which consists of:
Daily gratitude journaling first thing when I wake up
Reciting what I'm grateful for as I walk my dog Bella in the later half of the morning
Reinforcing my Gratitude Mindset with affirmations throughout the day
Watching a Gratitude Mind Movie to put me into the state of positivity and flow
Consciously expressing gratitude for the lessons and growth opportunities in every situation I find myself in
Ending my day with a soothing gratitude-focused guided meditation
What kind of gratitude rituals will work best for you? And how much time should you commit to them each day?
The answer is to first experiment. Try some of the tools listed above.
Or even better… What if you didn’t have to choose one over another?
What if there was a way to experience instantly the power of the tools above all at the same time?
Well, this is what my team and I want for you, and why we’ve carefully designed a system that does exactly that!
It’s our Rich With Gratitude System. And it’s a powerful at home training system that REBOOTS your mind for a permanent Gratitude Mindset - all through selection of daily gratitude tools and rituals that are SO easy and fun to use. And they only take a few short minutes a day!
Just days after starting the Rich With Gratitude System, it feels like a veil has been lifted, and you start appreciating, perceiving, connecting and giving back on a whole different level.
And just to show you how grateful I am to have you in our lives, I want to give you a very unique opportunity to buy one copy of our best-selling Rich With Gratitude System and get an extra free copy. So that’s one for you and one for a loved one.
If you’re ready to give up negativity, self-doubt and lack, in exchange for boundless gratitude, then hurry and take advantage of this great opportunity before it goes away!
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.