It’s a proven science that by being grateful for everything in your life, more great things are attracted into your life. My grandma always used to say, count your blessings, and that was when she was severely suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
It wasn’t just a case of looking at the bright side of life, it was a case of truly appreciating things in your life, rather than taking them for granted and bitching and moaning about your life. Like having a roof over your head, food on the table, ability to walk, talk, your family etc.
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” Brian Tracy
So what are you truly blessed and grateful for in your life right now.
Even when I had a crap day at work, I would always look for at least 5 positives from that situation. What did I learn from it, what could I have done better etc. Trust me it certainly shifted me from being in a bad mood when I left the office, to feeling balanced and peaceful when I arrived home.
3 Tips For Being More Grateful
1. Write it down
Keep a daily journal of at least 3-5 things you are grateful for. The best time to do this is 1st thing in the morning, as it sets you up for a great day, and/or last thing at night as you recount the day, and all the things you were grateful for in the day.
Tell others – loved ones, your children and/or friends what you appreciate about them on a daily basis.
3. Tell Yourself
Tell yourself what you are grateful for, something you like about yourself, something you did well or you’re proud of.