The big G! It took me quite some time to realise the positive impact that an attitude of gratitude could have on my life.
We’re pretty much programmed by society to live in a state of lack. The idea that needing more equates to feeling happy is leading us down an never ending spiral of misery.
If I can just earn this much money, if I could just secure that new job, or that new squeeze, or that outfit. Whatever happened to talking stock of what we do have!
So many of us are so unbelievably blessed and we don’t even know it. We have roofs over our heads, and food on the table, we are healthy, and hopefully we have loved ones who care about us.
There is so much to be grateful for.
Dreaming for better is one thing, but not enjoying today because we’re worried about tomorrow is such a waste of time. We will only have this life once, I will never be another me, and you another you.
Why do we spend most of that time wishing we were someone else, or in some far off distant land. It doesn’t serve us, and it is not what we are here for.
We’re here to make a difference, to realise how bloody special we all are, and start following our bliss, and believe me our bliss is not material, whatever they have you think.
My life literally transformed as soon as incorporated a gratitude practise into my day. It’s so simple it’s silly.
Gratitude Tip 1
You don’t have to be fixed on when you practise, morning or night it still sees the same results. This week a morning practise has been working well for me, but do whatever works for you.
Gratitude Tip 2
Simply start by reciting out loud what you’re grateful for. I find that looking at the previous day tends to work best for me, as it’s still top of mind. Beginners might find this tricky at first, as you’re not used to recalling things in this way, however once you start looking out for your ‘gratitude moments’, more and more things will begin to materialise.
Gratitude Tip 3
Start small. Things like, I arrived at the station right on time for the train, or the bus driver waited for me at the bus stop are all as important as the biggies. And you don’t need to go crazy. One or two things at first is more than enough, but as you go you’ll start to notice more and more things. The list will keep on getting longer.
Gratitude Tip 4
Sometimes a simple change is all it takes to transform your whole life. When you shift out of a state of lack to one of abundance, the universe will reward you with more of the same. And who doesn’t want more and more things to be grateful for!
So try it out for 30 days and see how much shifts in your life.