Hey everyone! Today we’re going to be chatting about gratitude!
Gratitude is the quality of being appreciative and the act of being thankful. Having gratitude in your life is so so important. The quote “life is about the little things” is a good one to point out. Being thankful for the small things in your life that you take for granted is a simple form of mindfulness. Things as simple as your senses, your surroundings and your future are just some examples of this.
There are many reasons why you should practise gratitude in your life. It can help strengthen your relationships with your friends, family and even yourself. Telling someone that you appreciate them is a form of kindness that we sometimes forget to do regularly. Secondly, it can help you improve your attitudes or bad habits. Telling yourself that you are thankful for something is an unexpected way to change your way of thinking. For example, if you don’t want to go to school or complete your homework, try telling yourself that you are thankful for the opportunity to go to school, instead of thinking about how much you don’t want to do it.
Some ways that you can practise gratitude include keeping a journal that you write a few things in each day that you’re thankful for. Reread the journal every so often to remind yourself of this. Another way is by completing this simple mindfulness task.
Right where you are, look around you. Use all five of your senses to think of three to five things that you are thankful for. Try to push yourself and think outside of the box and ponder things that you have not before. This will help you take note of smaller things and put into perspective your problems or issues, helping you take better control of them.
Gratitude is something that many people take for granted and should practise more. Remind yourself to be thankful and share with others what you are grateful for. Share in the comments your answer!
Until next time, Jorja Rose x