Being in the state of gratitude has been linked to many benefits- you’ll be more motivated in general, and directly onto the path of success. But with the ups and downs of life, it can be easy to get cranky, anxious and even depressed, and constantly being grateful can seem too far-fetched an idea. However, we should all wake with the intention of having a gratitude day.
That’s exactly why we’ve got you this quick guide- keep reading to discover exactly what you need to do to make gratitude your default way of life.
Do This Before Going to Bed
Most of us, unconsciously- when we’re on our way back home from work or just before we go off to sleep, ponder on the minor frustrations of the day. We stress over it, and quite naturally, even when we’re asleep, our mind tends to think and focus on it.
But what happens when we flip this around? What if we start to focus on the fact that we are highly privileged- that we have a roof over our head, a soft bed to sleep in and that we don’t have to worry about tomorrow’s meal.
Doing this, every day before bedtime, and focusing on the emotional energy of gratefulness that comes every time you think about the major and minor blessings in your life can have a huge impact. Getting to bed after this will help your mind focus on the positive in your life even when you’re not awake- that’s because you focused on the good right before you went to sleep. You can also follow my 7 Easy to Implement Sleep Solutions for Stressed Minds if you struggle to switch off. This trick will help you be thankful, full of gratitude and have a gratitude day.
Do This When You Get Up
Once you get up in the morning- ditch thinking about the million things you’ve got to accomplish, and that you don’t have enough time to do it all, and that you’re stressed because of whatever it is that’s bugging you. Instead, start your day on a positive note. Bring back that feeling of gratitude right in the beginning of your day and feel it with as much intensity as you can.
What’s best is the fact that gratitude doesn’t just help keep you motivated and inspired, but it also affects your individual self on an entirely new level. You’ll be a more approachable person, and will notice better performance at work and in many other aspects of your life. It is also believed that practising gratitude consistently opens the doors of abundance and prosperity in your life.
Doing this ritual on a daily basis may seem a bit forceful at first, and even if it is, keep going. Doing this regularly will reset your brain into being more grateful and being in the state of appreciation by default- you won’t have to seek it then- it’ll come to you naturally and effortlessly. You will reap the rewards of being grateful everyday.