Is Gratitude Really all That it’s Cracked Up to Be?
| How often do you stop and recognize all the things in your life that are right? Most people spend far more time focused on what’s wrong. What’s wrong with that picture?
When you consciously stop, appreciate and focus on the good you feel better. If you need more reason than that; energetically you make space for more good stuff to come into your life. The key is you can’t fake it, the feeling has to be real.
Have you ever had a day that starts lousy, you get up late, the dog runs away, your car acts up, by the time you get to work you’ve reviewed all the things that aren’t what you would like them
That’s what gratitudedoes for you, it shifts your energy. There are many methods to help you adapt an attitude of gratitude.
If you likethe written word a gratitude list, where at least once a day you add 5 things to a running list, or a gratitude journal would do the trick.
If your more the verbal type, try saying 3 things your grateful for at the dinner table or add naming 3 new things your grateful for that day to your bedtime routine.
If tactile thingare more your style try a gratitude stone, find a small stone and put it in your pocket, each time you touch it think of the things your grateful for. This usually results in at least twice a day focusing on gratitude. Women may find it easier to use a key chain.
The more you express gratitude the easier it becomes and before you know it you will be grinning just because the sun is setting or