Learning to be grateful for life

Category: Article or Blog Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2015 Written by Sarah PJ White

Being grateful for all we have is something we all know we SHOULD do, but often forget, simply because we’re so busy living. We often are SO busy living our lives, we actually forget that being grateful can bring us even more to be grateful for! So when was the last time you were grateful for your life?

Gratitude can open you up to a wealth of abundance

Anyone who understands the Law of Attraction will know, being grateful will open you up to a wealth of abundance. Frequently though, we think of abundance as financial – but being grateful opens you up to a whole wealth of spiritual and physiological abundance. Learning to be grateful for your life ensures you stay in the present moment and become really AWARE of what is in your life – both good and bad – and this helps you steer your life in the direction you want it to go in.

Gratitude can help you keep perspective and improve mood – turning your negative into positive feelings and emotions. This, in turn raises your vibrations and takes them to a higher frequency – allowing your heart to open and more compassion and love to enter your life.

How you see yourself will change

Being more aware of your gratitude for life will also improve your overall thought process. It enables you to break free from negativity and toxicity, shifting your thinking in an altogether much healthier direction.

The story you are telling yourself will change. You can shift it from constantly complaining and focusing on the negative, to being one of joy, happiness and positivity – it enables you to change your life story and appreciate the life you have, and can, live.

Getting started with a gratitude journal

Taking time every day to acknowledge what you are grateful for is an important self-love activity. Buy yourself a really pretty notebook – one that appeals to you and one you WANT to write in. Now take a couple of minutes every day to write ten things you are grateful for.

You may struggle with this activity to start with, as you try to find things to be grateful for, but stick with it! If you’re really struggling start with the real basics – the air, your breath, your heartbeat, the nice weather – and, as you become more present and aware, you’ll notice more and more to be positive about.

A perfect time to do this activity is at bedtime, as it raises your mood before you go to sleep and it also helps you get up in the morning in a better state too!

So ensure you spend time daily, appreciating what you have AND the life you live – and reap the rewards of being grateful for both.

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