When things suck it's hard to feel gratitude but I have 7 ways to feel gratitude that will help you get through it.
Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions that you can experience. It connects you to what is really important in your life. It reminds you that as long as you’re breathing, everything is going to be okay. And it helps frame your day, your expectations, and your actions.
Embracing gratitude can be as simple as saying thank you.
Life is unpredictable and occasionally things suck. Each day we're faced with situations that test our ability to behave with grace and deal with difficulties. It's easy to get angry, scared, or resentful and forget to be grateful for the good things in our lives.
Question: If we don't cherish and feel grateful for the good things we already have, how can we justify wanting more?
In this episode I look at 7 ways to feel gratitude:
Do something kind for someone else every day
Say thank you for little things
Establish a no-complaining zone
Re-frame your negative thoughts
Keep a gratitude journal
Donate your time or money or things
Create a '100 Things to Be Grateful For' list
Everyone struggles, gets stuck, and experiences difficulty. Next time you find yourself having a tough time, remember that crisis is also a wonderful growth opportunity. Embrace the challenge, enrich it with gratitude, and you’ll experience genuine growth.