One of the fastest ways out of misery is to look at what you can be grateful for in your life currently.
Getting an attitude of gratitude is the best gift you can give yourself.
You see, when you stop looking at the negative and start focusing on the good stuff, it’s really hard to stay miserable.
When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.
Kinda cool right?
Every single one of us has things to be grateful for.
You can even break it down to those little things like, you can see, hear, walk and talk (I’m obviously being sarcastic but like hello, those are MASSIVE gifts right!).
Being grateful for the goodness that is already evident in your life will always bring you a deeper sense of happiness.
And, that’s without having to go out and buy anything.
It simply makes sense to look for the good.
How to do it? Here’s a few tips.
- Get your pen and try a gratitude diary writing down 5 things every day you are grateful for.
- Each morning find two things that you are thankful for. For me it’s coffee and my iphone (!)
- Ask yourself questions like ‘What can I be grateful for in my life today? Who are 3 people that I can be grateful to have in my life and why?’
- Don’t just keep the gratitude inside, offer it out. Tell others what you are grateful for about them and why you are grateful for having them in your life. Pay it forward…
Gratitude has even been proven to increase well being and reduce depression. Even the scientists are onto this stuff.
Today, choose the right attitude and start looking at the amazing gifts you can be thankful for.
I promise it will make you feel amazing.
Get your geek on.