Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessing to counting your troubles. Our daily life has been made up of plenty of grumbling, numerous amounts of complaints and endless phrases of criticism. It’s been so easy to spot what’s wrong that we are successfully blinded on the beautiful aspects of life, wasting our breath in useless and depressing news and issues; while we have countless blessings to be grateful for. The cemeteries are full of people who would like to have your troubles! Life is a series of stress causing problems, but did you know that Gratitude is a stress-buster.
Below are some habits that could help you cultivate your blessings on daily basis.
- Shout out 3 blessings everyday– When you tuck your kids in bed or when you sit together around the dinner table or even before shutting your eyes down to sleep; think of 3 positive things to be thankful for and you will surely sleep with a smile.
- Keep a journal or jar of the blessings– Write down the small things that mattered to you each day; so that when you have a not so incredible day you can look back at them and be thankful.
- Look outside yourself- Robert Emmons says that people are more likely to feel grateful if they put their focus on others, rather than getting caught up in their own inner negative world; so volunteer as serving others will help you find your inner spirituality.
- Use social media mindfully – Researchers found that positive thoughts spread faster than the negative on social media; so take the chance and spread some good vibes around to your friends and loved ones.
- Check for silver linings – There is a reason for everything, so just have faith and dig deep– when you are sick it might be a good chance to witness the love and compassion of your friends. Be thankful for your struggles as without them you wouldn’t have stumbled across your strength.
- Thank your partner – Small acts of kindness have great impacts; couple who express gratitude towards each other whether it’s a sweet compliment, a single rose, a favor or a help with a task – surely have a solid base to stand on and feel their needs are being met.
- Thank yourself- Don’t be too hard on yourself; thank yourself for cultivating a healthy habit, being talented, having a fruitful day full of accomplishments or even just thank yourself for trying.
- It’s good for your health – Being grateful is good for your mental health, improve your grades, benefits your heart, strengthens your immune system, protect you from negative emotions and helps you sleep better!
There is always always always something to be thankful for!
Never let the things you want make your forget the things you have!
Count your blessings for a magnificent healthier and happier life!
By Sandra Abadir