Gratitude is more than an attitude, it’s a way of life.
Gratitude is more than an attitude…
It’s a way of life.
Life is not happening to you; it is responding to you.
SO why not think good thoughts? You are a conscious choice maker. Whatever you focus on grows, whether it’s love, success, loss, joy, money, hatred, or frustration.
It’s more than a hippy, “tree loving” saying, there is scientific evidence now that supports the law of attraction and how it has a beneficial effect on our health. Everything has a vibrating frequency and can be attracted into our lives, whether we want it or not. Just like the law of gravity, we are all familiar with that one. So how do we take charge of what we are calling in and how people, relationships, professional opportunities (and challenges) and situations are showing up for us?
Be grateful. Easier said than done…right?
What tools do you have to help you make a shift if your finding you can’t find one damn thing to feel grateful about? I have felt that way before, desperate and disconnected. I call it the “valley” because I have clearly forgotten what it feels like to be connected and see from the top of the mountain where all good things are abundant.
One tool I use in my programs and in my life is a gratitude journal. It’s the simplest and most profound way to move through disappointment, darkness, sadness, loss, or the “victim” phase that we have all found ourselves hopelessly floundering around in at some point in our lives. Some of us have resiliency and move through these times faster than others, and others need more time, and more tools.
In fact, studies have shown that a regular gratitude practice can improve your happiness by as much as 25 percent, and keeping a gratitude journal for as little as three weeks can result in better sleep and more energy. Happiness leads to healthiness, since the production of feel-good hormones like serotonin support all bodily functions, including digestion. *Source IIN.
If you are finding yourself frustrated, unfulfilled, or lost with out a sense of purpose, I encourage you to try a gratitude journal for three weeks and see what happens. Studies even show that our hearts soften and that people who were depressed and started a gratitude journal for three weeks actually started to be more helpful in helping others. It effected their level of good will in their community. Now that’s having a brilliant ripple effect.
If you want to transform your life, here’s how to start a gratitude journal:
It doesn’t need to be fancy, just grab a notebook and a pen, and write 4 things every night before you go to bed that you are grateful for. This will set the intention for a peaceful sleep. Do this for 3 weeks, and watch how your life will change.
1. I am grateful for my bed
2. I am grateful for my health
3. I am grateful for the roof over my head
4. I am grateful for my loving pet
I’m grateful for you taking the time to read this, my delicious smoothie nourishing my body, my lil buddy Ali that sings to the sirens of the fire trucks everyday, and the sunny sky bringing us warmer weather.
What tools do you have to help you express gratitude, and better yet, what are you grateful for?
Please, leave your comments below, I would love to hear.
Love ya big
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