Practice Attitude of Gratitude in 7 Easy Steps
Don’t you just just love the whole Gratitude thing? – I remember when I first read
about it in the context of Personal and Spiritual Development and Law of Attraction,
it really captured my imagination. It made so much sense.
Whenever I feel myself getting off course a bit or out of kilter (or going into
a mini meltdown about something I’m trying to grapple with like internet marketing
technical challenges for example! – I’m human!), I reach for the Gratitude Attitude
and express thanks for all the great and wonderful things I already have to be thankful
for in my life, right now ...
It’s such a great reminder and major grounder. It makes such an amazing and immediate
difference to how you feel about things. It's the purest and quickest way I
know how to get myself shifted into a positive mindset, to 'Be' in the ‘Moment’,
and change my energy frequency.
Gratitude can be your best friend and ally and an amazingly effective practice you
can use - and fun at the same time! Try these steps –
1. Take a moment right now and look around you and express your Gratitude for what
you have, and feel the pleasure and joy ...
If something really great has happened and you’re saying thanks, watch out for the
physical sensations and tingles that well up in your body in that moment of glee.
Remember to watch out for and learn more about reading the feelings and physical
sensations in your body and what they mean – it’s all part of your deepening self
2. Make it a regular practice - the more you feel grateful, the more you radiate
an energy that attracts more about which to be grateful. When you’re genuinely feeling
grateful, in that very moment, you are at the same time creating a space, a vacuum
to invite and call in abundance and prosperity into your life.
Here are some more practical things you can do to get your Gratitude practice happening
3. At night when you’ve gone to bed, for a few moments as you relax, reflect back
on your day and express gratitude for the good things that happened. Perhaps even
some of the not so good things as you reflect positively on the lesson that it may
have brought to your attention and its possible hidden meaning.
Then reflect and give thanks for the broader things – your Family and loved ones,
your friends, your beautiful home, your wonderful invigorating garden, your great
job, or the opportunity to be your own boss, work from home and build a great business
you’re passionate about and totally love … and so forth.
4. In the morning, look forward to your day and before setting your intentions for
the day, reflect on and give thanks for all the great things in your life. This
really makes all the difference to how you will feel about the day to come, and
how it plays out.
5. You can keep a daily Gratitude Journal or Notebook where you set aside a few
minutes every day and reflect on what happened for which you are grateful. Do this
at a set time, so that it becomes a joyous habit you look forward to.
6. Take a Gratitude Walk, or better still, turn your daily walk into a Gratitude
Walk – by using the time for thinking and developing the gratitude and appreciation
As your eyes focus on the immediate things that come within your close range, as
you walk along, you can truly appreciate what ‘being in the moment’ is like.
This is a wonderful time to look at and take in all the wonders of nature around
you – the gardens, plants and flowers, colors, scents, birds, blue sky, fresh breeze,
or mesmerizing stillness of a perfect summer day ... This is also a fabulous way
to appreciate the true boundless, natural abundance of nature.
As you continue walking along, focus your mind on and appreciate all the positives
you encounter around you ... from the beauty and variety in your neighbors’ gardens,
each one their own little contained world yet part of a bigger whole, the changes
from day to day, from season to season, an exchanged smile with a stranger walking
their dog, the way communal garden and park areas are pleasingly maintained ...
to the way walking makes you feel invigorated and alive …
Give special thanks to the marvel of how magnificent your body is for working the
way that it does. As you keep your positive Gratitude thoughts flowing through your
walk you’ll feel fabulous and refreshed, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
As you near the end of your walk and you’re approaching your home, give thanks to
your wonderful replenishing Home Haven, and all the special people in your life
that live or visit there.
7. And now, let’s focus in on you by having you express gratitude to yourself, for
yourself - your talents and abilities, your accomplishments, your sense of humor,
the way you help others, the wonderful qualities you bring to your interactions
with other people, and how you make a difference just by being you. This is very
powerful and empowering …
You may even like to do this while looking in the mirror at yourself and affirming
how valuable and deserving you are of all good things.
Practice these techniques every day so that they become automatic and second nature
to you. You’ll be so g that you did … And then, look out for the positive results
as they come flowing into your life ...
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