Simple ways to practice gratitude
Gratitude is such a powerful emotion which can give a more optimistic view towards life. Yet so few of us practice it on a daily basis. Things tend to get a tad too complicated, and we want to change that, creating a positive attitude towards the practice of gratitude .
Practicing gratitude is often dismissed, because it involves too much commitment. Like writing a journal every day, that´s not for everyone. Nevertheless, there are simpler ways to make gratitude a part of everyday life. But let us first consider why we should practice more gratitude:
It can help us lessen our longings for more all the time. Creating more awareness to what you have, not what you want.
It strengthens relationships, reduces stress and makes us in general more appreciative.
It sets things in perspective and helps us see the goodness in what we usually take for granted.
So, how do we practice gratitude? Let´s start simple, because why make small, positive things so damn complicated, right?
Tell someone you love them.
Nurture your friendships. Maybe time to book in a friend-date or tell a friend that you appreciate him or her.
Smile more often. The power of a smile is truly underrated!
Be kind, always. Include an act of kindness in your daily routines.
See the growth opportunity in your mistakes.
Be thankful when you learn something new.
Small, but effective steps. Notice your life from a point of gratitude and you will quickly see how it will affect you in a positive way.
By: Henriette Danielsen