Do You Practice Daily Gratitude?

Do You Practice Daily Gratitude?

Some of us might be able to reel off a whole list of things we have going for us.

While others will struggle to come up with anything, even though there’s always something to be thankful for, when you look hard enough.

It’s a cliché, but it’s a good time of year to reflect on the past 12 months of your life.

What did you enjoy? Who did you spend time with? What were you proud of?

Gratitude

the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

Why The Most Successful People Practice Daily Gratitude

But gratitude works best if you practice it regularly, daily even! Any of the most motivated, inspiring and successful people in the world will tell you that they take time each day to think about what they’re grateful for.

And instead of just thinking about what you’re grateful for, writing it down in a journal or a piece of paper that you store in a gratitude jar somewhere has even more of an impact.

What does daily gratitude practice do?

When you focus on what’s good in your life, you’re training your mind to look for other good things. And when those good things happen, and you focus on them continually, you will see it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, meaning it’s a constant cycle of good things.

Sounds too good to be true?

Well what do you have to lose?

What Are You Grateful For In Your Life Right Now?

How to be grateful

It’s easy to be reminded of the good we have in our lives when we see bad things happen in the world; another tragic school shooting makes us hug our kids a bit harder, a devastating earthquake makes us thankful for the roof above our heads, when we hear of someone dying of cancer, we are suddenly grateful for our health.

So it’s harder to be grateful on a regular basis when we’ve got no external influences.

But this is where the magic happens…

Daily gratitude

What are you grateful for today? Something big or small, it doesn’t matter. Just think about it and write it down. Some days will be harder than others to find things, but it’s those days that you need to look even deeper.

Be open to seeing things in a new way

At first, it might seem strange or over the top to start being grateful for things that have been happening without you noticing. Husband always makes you a cup of coffee in the morning? Your usual server always tells you a joke? These are the things that we need to be consciously grateful for, because it’s these small things that will have a big impact on your overall happiness.

Writing it down

Making something into a physical record has power – more than just being inside your mind. You could set aside time each month to reflect back on your gratitude notes. It is the most powerful when you’re feeling down to look back on what you’ve been grateful for in the past.

Looking ahead

Being grateful for things that have happened in the past will help you to move forward in a positive way. When you can see that there are positives in your life, chances are you will feel more motivated to make even more impactful changes in your life.

What Are You Grateful For In Your Life Right Now?

Share your gratitude today and make 2018 truly your year.

About the Author Melissa McAllister

My name is Melissa McAllister. I just turned 43! I have a son and daughter and my husband and I are new empty nesters! My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 27 years and married for 22 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don’t get me wrong though…I was a Doritos and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 18 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 16 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 10 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! 😉 Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!

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