Hey guys! Last week we talked about the million benefits we get from practicing gratitude so today I’m going to give you some techniques you can do to help you practice gratitude like a champ!
Write in a gratitude journal. Buy a blank journal and every day spend five minutes, writing all the things you’re grateful for. Look around at your room and your place and your life. What things do you have that you’re grateful for? What relationships in your life are you grateful for? What experiences or memories? Write down anything that comes to mind. It can be something as simple but beautiful as the sunset.
Write a thank-you note. Has someone done something awesome for you lately? Or do you just really appreciate someone? Write them a note or send them a card. Let’s be real, everyone likes getting a thank-you note. It makes you feel good, it makes them feel good and valued… everyone wins!
Use post-its. Write things you’re are grateful for on some post-it notes and post them around your house to remind you of everything you have to be grateful for. This will keep it at the forefront of your mind so it will start to become a habit to think and feel positive!
Think outside the box. Sometimes you’re going to be having one of those really bad days and it’s going to feel impossible to find something to be grateful for. Sometimes I have to look outside and say I’m grateful I’m not outside in that cold weather, or I’m grateful for this pen. Sometimes you gotta stretch or think outside the box because if we really look, we can always find something.
Meditate. Close your eyes, focus on your breath and just go over in your mind all the things and people you have in your life that you are grateful for.
Remember the bad. When we remember the not so good times in your past it’s all of a sudden easier to be grateful for the place that we’re at right now. So think back to times that weren’t so great. It will make you grateful for today.
Practice. Practice every day. The more we do something, the better we become, and the more you practice gratitude, the more you will experience all the wonderful things you can get from gratitude, which we talked about in last week’s video. So make it a point to practice every single day. 5 minutes is all it takes.
Have a kick-ass day and look out for my blog post next week!