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Category: Gratitude (Page 1 of 4)

Exercises to Cultivate Gratitude

When we were young the adults in our lives taught us that we had to use good manners. They said that we should always ask politely and show gratitude when someone does something for us.

How many times have we been told “and what do you say?” And we respond automatically “Thank you!” We need to cultivate gratitude more.

Just like our parents before us, we do the same with our children. We think it’s essential that they show gratitude. But are we grateful on a day to day basis? The reality is we have a lot to be grateful for. Learn to cultivate gratitude and you will feel better!

“Gratitude isn’t just the greatest of virtues. It is related to all of them.”

-Marco Tulio Ciceron-

Cultivate gratitude to improve well-being

Gratitude is a feeling that you have when life (and those who are part of your life) smiles on you. When the little things are going well. Sometimes you might think that gratitude is not that important. But knowing how to use it and maximize it will bring you more positive emotions. That, in turn, will increase your sense of well-being.

When you use gratitude with good measure and it is balanced, you can make the most of it. How? In the first place, I recommend that you make time during the day to think about the person you want to show gratitude for. It could be your partner, your friend, a family member, or someone you spend time with. Then, think about something they did or said that you liked.

“Forget what you have given so you can remember what you have received.”

-Mariano Aguilo-

Once you have in mind what it is you want to express gratitude for, write it in a personalized and concrete message. This will serve as proof of your gratitude and reflect how much you value that person. Write the date as well, and hide it in their things so they find it unexpectedly.

When they open their wallet or grab their socks, they will discover a lovely surprise. It will make them feel the same thing you felt when you wrote it – gratitude! If you do this once a week, imagine the effect it could have. Also, you don’t necessarily have to do it with a paper and pen. If we take into account all the new technology and ways to leave a message, the potential to cultivate gratitude multiplies.

Balanced gratitude – not too much or too little

Now you know how to cultivate gratitude and make the most of it. But, is it possible to use gratitude too little or too much? How can you balance it? If you are underutilizing it, the first step is to feel grateful to yourself. Gratitude, after all, begins with you.

“A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”

-Henry Ward Beecher-

To do this, you should start each day by pampering yourself. Get up 10 minutes earlier than usual and listen to your body. It is always communicating its needs to you, but you have to pay attention to understand them. So, check your facial expression, your skin, and your body in general.

Once you’ve observed what you need, enjoy a few moments of self-care in the shower. Give yourself a massage with a washcloth, and be aware of the pleasant sensations you feel. If your skin is dry, give yourself a massage with moisturizing lotion. That way you can cultivate good feelings on each centimeter of your skin.

Just say “no” to overused gratitude

Why is excessive gratitude bad? It’s very simple – it might give people the impression that you aren’t being sincere. This can negatively affect your relationships. That’s why it’s so important to know how to use it with the right person at the right time. Expressing gratitude requires intelligence.

To achieve this, you can keep track of gratitude throughout the week. Write down when you say thank you, and how other people react to your gratitude. Once the week is over, you can see if someone communicated to you that it wasn’t necessary to say thank you so much.

Or it’s possible that other people won’t react at all because we are expressing our gratitude too frequently. The alternative is to look for different ways to be grateful.

That way you can make sure that gratitude has a positive impact on you, the other person, and your relationship… Practice these simple exercises to balance and cultivate gratitude!

Have An Attitude of Gratitude

In this crazy world of material things and endless seeking of MORE, most of us forget to take time to be grateful for what we actually DO already have.

Tony Robbins once said “Success, without fulfillment is the ultimate failure” Developing an attitude of gratitude is essential to a fulfilled life and therefor a successful life. The truth is gratitude has a compound effect in your life. The more you practice being grateful, the more in your life will show up for you to be grateful for.

When you get grateful for what you have now, you will soon have more to be grateful for … and it’s so true.

When you send out those feelings of gratitude, what happens – you become instantaneously happy, in this moment.

When you are grateful and happy with life, as it stands today, so many more things will flow into your life to be happy and grateful for.

And the reverse is also true:

If you feel like there is nothing to be grateful for – what are you focused on? You’re focused on everything you don’t want, you are focused on everything you don’t have, and what do you then think you will attract into your experience? Exactly, more of what you don’t want.

Make it your mission to sit down every day and get grateful.

Get grateful for those 2 gifts you have called eyes, many aren’t so lucky.

Get grateful for the ears that can here this music, Get grateful for that person in your life that made a difference.

Be grateful that YOU have the opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life.

Get grateful for your tough times, because they helped develop your strength and spirit.

Get grateful for YOUR LIFE.

There is SO MUCH to be grateful for.

There’s something to be said about being appreciative and grateful. Whether you’re thanking god, or life, or whether you’re looking to a person in your world and just saying thank you. There’s something really special about that.

I mean, there’s something very real about moments where you can just sit by yourself, and look at your life, and just say thank you. You know, thank you for this GIFT.

Thank you for this ride that i’m on, thank you for this JOURNEY.

And a lot of people go through their lives without experiencing the beauty of these moments.

Your life, although perhaps filled with many imperfections, is still an experience. It’s an experience that people in their final moments would do anything just to grasp onto for a little while longer.

As you hear this, there are people who are taking their final breaths. Taking their final breaths on this planet. Looking back at their lives and WISHING they could have done more.

Meanwhile, we have this experience, we are alive, we’re breathing air, our hearts are pumping, our brain is doing billions of operations per second, just to keep the game going for us.

We can’t find reasons to be GRATEFUL for that? We can’t, as human beings, be appreciative for that?

There’s an entire spectrum of life you are missing out on when you don’t take moments to just feel. Just feel!

Just create moments of gratitude within yourself, just for the sake of being appreciative. For the sake of being ALIVE. That alone will change your life.

That will make you human again. That will disconnect you from this game of consumerism and this dog-eat-dog world we’ve allegedly created.

That will disconnect you from the insanity of society and reconnect you with something greater than yourself.

And i don’t care what you call it, call it god, call it the universe, call it life or magic. When you begin to be appreciative for life, there is a certain power that will bring you even more reasons to be appreciative.
It’s one of life’s greatest paradoxes. When you are in a state of needing this and needing that, it doesn’t matter how much you acquire, you will never have enough.

But, when you have the COURAGE to be grateful for what you already have, life will bless you with even more.

You know, you can decide, in this moment, to give it up.

Give up the complaining, give up the blaming and the accusing. Give up the gossiping and the whining and instead realize you are on an incredible journey, and fall in love with every second of it. That’s when you will truly come to life.

Ref:. https://www.fearlessmotivation.com

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