Why is gratitude a powerful tool
Gratitude – a powerful tool? yes, it is. When we constantly dwell on our failures and feed our negative vibes, we forget about the little things that make this world a wonderful place. Hear me out, go for a walk outside and purposely look for something in nature that you have never really paid attention to, seriously try it. Look for an insect doing its thing or a flower in all its state of growth, anything you like as long it is natural, just ponder for a while and give thought of the life cycle and its purpose in life. How do you feel?. Well I know you wasn’t thinking about your problems that’s for sure, what you have witnessed is a simple Gratitude of another life.
Be grateful often
Every day find 3 to 5 thing’s in your day to be grateful for. It could be as simple as a cup of coffee, enjoying a soothing shower, reading this post (maybe), catching the train on time or the sun is shining or raining depending where you live, there is so much to be grateful for.
Its sounds easy doesn’t it?. Be honest I found it hard at the beginning, all because of stress, worry etc. clouds your mind. Good news, it gets easier if you keep at it every day, simply writing 3 to 5 things you are grateful for no matter how big or small the item, memory or feeling was, you just need to start writing it down. Invest in a journal, diary or even scraps of paper and create a scrapbook, be creative and have fun. Try and commit your self to this simple activity and you will notice the difference in the near future.
Why a grateful list?
Well as mentioned in other posts we need to change our minds from negative to positive (break that negative habit) when you write down a gratitude list it helps relieve tension. When you remember the time of a positive experience you see a picture in your mind and in turn you write it down creating a positive thought. If you carry on writing down a gratitude list every day you are simply breaking the negative habit. So go ahead grab a pen, start writing, you will surprise yourself how much it helps, down the track look back at your gratitude list it’s good to reflect on when you have those gloomy days.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
Many blessing to whom reads this post please feel free to share your thoughts in comments.