Gratitude is an emotion we express for what we have received physically or emotionally from others. When we express gratitude for what we have, we open the doors of contentment.
Is your glass half empty or half full?
You can start practicing gratitude by training your brain these simple steps.
1.Count Your Blessing
Being able to wake up, eat, and even go to work is not easy, choose a quiet moment each day to name them. The world is full of endless opportunities for each one of us, to grow, to love, and be happy. Gratitude has to be inborn, choose to be grateful for what you have rather than what you don’t have. We are chasing away at things we wish we had and not taking time to appreciate what is right in front of us.
2. Find Gratitude In Tough Times
Positive emotions help broaden your thinking and help boost your immune system. It is easy to be grateful when everything is going on well in our lives. We tend to be less grateful when we are going through tough times like death, heartbreaks, diseases, rejection, and failures in life. Embracing gratitudes during challenging moments will aid in getting you through it.
3.Celebrate Small Wins
Gratitude is being able to conscious name what you are appreciative of in your life. I have been training myself to express gratitude during the most unfavorable moments of my life. Losing a job during a pandemic can be the worst thing ever since there are bills to pay. I have chosen to practice gratitude even then. Knowing that I am alive, and I get a chance to celebrate my small wins every day.
Always focus on tasks that you have to accomplish small they may be.
4. Gratitudes leads to stronger social ties
Robin Sharma says,
” What you focus on grows, what you think about expands, and what you dwell upon determines your destiny
When you are grateful, you are more likely to appreciate the people around you, the opportunities that you have. Gratitude helps build stronger relationships.
When you practice gratitude, Your optimism level rises. When you find things to be grateful for every day, you learn to see the world from a different perspective. Your brain will always look for things to celebrate. Gratitude helps you refocus on what you have instead of reaching for something new in the hope of feeling better. As an optimist, you will tend to see opportunities rather than obstacles.
6. Increased Resilience
Practicing gratitude increases your resilience level. You find it is easier to bounce back after an ordeal. When your brain is programmed to look for positive, you will find it easy to push through difficult times.
Resilience means you can bounce back.
Practicing gratitude helps build the world you live in, for what you have gone through, where you are, what you have. There is no definite arrival point, but practicing thankfulness for small achievements will go along way in boosting your health.