One important thing we forget about in our everyday life is to know how to be grateful.
Do you know the feeling you have when you are thinking about the people in your life that you love?
The warm fuzzy feeling that puts a smile on your face.
The feeling that gives you strength to go over difficult times.
That is how gratitude feels like but it is much more than that!
There are so many things happening to you and around you every day that can make you feel overwhelmed. All those events are changing your life and are transforming you.
The best way to end any period of time is to be grateful for the things that happened to you.
Look back and remind yourself of all the good things and accomplishments. This will set you up for being positive and optimistic about everything that is yet to come.
The act of being grateful reminds you how to appreciate the good in your life. It shows you how to shape your way of thinking so that you are welcoming more good things to come to you.
Sometimes you might tend to spiral down the negative thoughts. You know those times when you are focusing only on the bad things that are happening.
But try to stop for a bit and shift your focus on everything that is good in our life. This simple exercise can completely change your perspective on the present moment.
Being grateful helps you attract more good things in your life. It reduces stress and it can improve the image you have about your own person, life and environment. It can help you see all these in much brighter colors and filled with positive vibes.
Now it is the best time to start being grateful. You can start by being grateful for things that happened this year, month, week or even day. By starting with this you can then create a daily or weekly habit.
You will always be able to find things to be grateful for in your life. But for that, you need to train the way you think into seeing all those things that we tend to take for granted.
If you still have no idea what to be grateful for, start thinking about the smallest things around you. Everything happening and surrounding you contributes to your wellbeing in some way.
You can find below a list of reasons to be grateful for. Get inspired from all these reasons and your mind will learn what to look for. You will learn how to see the good and the positive things all around.
If you make this a regular practice, you will see how your mood will get better. You will become a happier person day by day if you use this simple practice: Gratitude.
Being grateful will slowly transform you into a happier person. Another way to help you achieve that is to learn how to notice the small things around you.
By noticing small events that are happening around, you will bring your attention to the present moment and you learn how to enjoy them and how the small things can make you happy. You can read more about this in my post 17 small things that make you happy.