Why gratitude is an under-rated practice

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It’s easy to get used to things you have in life;  to overlook the things and people in our life that matter and to be weighted down by challenges, hardship, and darkness that surround us. Taking time each day to practice gratitude gives us the opportunity to appreciate what we do have even when it seems like we have so little. Gratitude allows us to live on a higher vibration.  

Recognizing what we have moves us to a higher state of being which means more energy, more passion, more joy in life and increased wellness and healing. When we are in gratitude, we are seeing the positive in life. We are committing to finding it, uncovering it, creating it, and sharing it. Living from a place of gratitude improves physical health, emotional well-being, and even our spirituality.

Gratitude connects us to feel good and positive emotions that create neurological responses that have ripple effects across all areas of our life. 

Practicing gratitude regularly has proven physical benefits.Studies have shown that one can experience sleep improvements through the simple act of keeping a gratitude journal.  Writing in a gratitude journal each night leads to increased energy, decreased pain and lower blood pressure.

Regardless of all the research that exists, the only way to know something is to experience it.

I challenge you today to test out a gratitude practice for the next 30 days.

Every day in the morning when you wake up,give thanks.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Give thanks for the awakening
  • Give thanks for the breath that is always with you
  • Give thanks for the things that are continuously with you such as a functioning body (however limited it may be), even the ability to think, move, talk, walk,and see are gifts to be grateful for.
  • Find gratitude in the things that are natural and don’t require any effort- breathing, blinking, thinking.
  • Keep a gratitude journal. At night before you sleep, write in your journal – start with a list of 10 things you are grateful for on this day.

Do these practices daily for 30 days.

Notice how it makes you feel.

What impact this does this practice of gratitude have on your life?

I would like to hear about your experience of the effect of gratitude on your life.  Share and let me know.

Be well, Be Blessed

Santa

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