Two years after beginning my journey of self-discovery and self-love I can tell you that gratitude is an essential part of my life. I’ve learned that gratitude isn’t just listing a couple of things/people you are grateful for. Although that method is very helpful.
“But in fact, gratitude is the practice of appreciating all of the moments we experience in our lives and releasing the power the Universe has given us to manifest the desires of our hearts.”
Practicing gratitude is a deep and also spiritual practice if you allow it to be.
- It is a catalyst for physical manifestation of change in the world.
When you speak gratitude over something as if it has already happened you manifest that thing in the physical world. I can say, “I am grateful for my new car” everyday and if I have faith and let my subconscious work it out for me, I will actually manifest my new car.
- It brings mental relief.
I can express gratitude for my friendships and speak life into other people and things. The act of focusing on something or someone other than yourself gives that much needed mental break.
- It makes space in your life for awareness.
It is about focusing on the positive rather than the negative. You can be grateful for a seemingly unfavorable situation and actually notice that the situation wasn’t as bad as you thought. Maybe your friend upset you when they called you out about not being there for them. If you focus on gratitude you may realize actually I am grateful for this friend. This friend always had good intentions for me and maybe they make a valid point.
- It increases your over all well-being.
It is so good for your outlook on life when you practice gratitude. Your mindset positively changes and you start actively seeking moments to express gratitude. You realize life is more amazing than you thought.
Some ways you can practice gratitude in your everyday life thid 2018 is by:
- Establishing a gratitude journal.
The key is to actually feel gratitude for each of the moments or things you’ve journaled about. You can simply make list or you can even write a letter explaining how your day went and what things caused you joy. Feel free to get creative with your journal.
- Meditate on what you are grateful for.
Take some intentional time to stop everything your doing and express gratitude for the things that have taken place in your life that day. For example, you can sit down and say or think ‘Today I’m grateful for x, y, and z because…
- Create a Gratitude jar or box.
Write what you’re grateful for on a piece of paper in put it in a jar or box. At the end of the month or even at the end of the year go back and look through it.
- Discuss with a close friend the things you are each grateful for daily.
There’s something so cathartic about having conversations about positive things. It changes the energetic atmosphere of your life.
I am so grateful that 2018 is a year full overflowing gratitude for each and everyone of you!
Let me know, what are some ways you incorporate gratitude in your life?