Improve Your Life By Practicing Gratitude

Improve Your Life By Practicing Gratitude


When it comes to improving your life and mindset, one of the best things you can do is start a practicing gratitude. This is because expressing gratitude on a regular basis is one of the simplest ways to feel happier and more appreciative of all the good things you have in your life. When practiced consistently, gratitude can change your life for the better. Here are a few ways that a consistent gratitude practice can change your life:


You Become Happier Overall

The first way gratitude can help change your life is by increasing your overall happiness. The more positive you feel and the more you focus on the good things in your life, the more joy and happiness you’ll experience and express throughout each day. It’s hard to feel down and defeated for long once you’ve trained your mind to focus on the positive.


You Are Able to Handle Setbacks With More Resilience

No life is free of challenges and obstacles because these things are a normal and natural part of life. Gratitude doesn’t protect you from ever experiencing anything bad, but it does allow you to focus on the good instead. With this mindset, you won’t focus on temporary setbacks and allow them to pull you down. You know everything will be okay and that you still have so many blessings in your life. This fosters a sense of hope and optimism for the future, rather than fear and dread for what lies ahead. In turn, you become stronger and more resilient, regardless of what life throws your way.



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You Learn to Appreciate the Little Things

When you first think of gratitude, you might think of the bigger or more prominent blessings in your life, such as getting a promotion at work, buying your dream home, or finding the love of your life. These are all amazing blessings, but there are also many smaller things in your everyday life that probably bring you joy, as well. With a gratitude practice, you learn to notice and appreciate everything in your life, not just the big, flashy things.


Your Health and Wellness Improves

With more happiness and contentment in your life, you may find that you focus more on your health and wellness, as well. This can give you a newfound appreciation for your mind, body, and health, in general. When you love and appreciate your life, it’s natural to want to take better care of the body that is carrying you through it.


You Feel More Confident

It is amazing how much more confident you’ll feel when you express gratitude on a regular basis. Not only will you become more grateful for external factors in your life, but you’ll start to appreciate who you are more, as well. The more time you spend being grateful for the things you love about yourself, such as your kindness, intelligence, appearance, personality, or character, the more confident you will become.


You Sleep Better

You might also notice that you sleep better when you have a regular gratitude practice. The more you focus on the good things in your life, the less meaning you’ll give to the “bad” things that cause you stress and anxiety. It is so much easier to get a good night’s sleep when your mind isn’t fixated on all the things that “could” go wrong in your life.



Your Relationships Improve

Lastly, you may notice that the important relationships in your life improve when you start practicing gratitude. The more you appreciate the people in your life, the more you will want to cherish and nurture your relationships with them.


Here are  Gratitude Affirmations to get you started:


    1. I am grateful for my life
    2. I am grateful I woke up today
    3. I am grateful to have a warm, comfortable bed
    4. I am grateful for the air I breathe
    5. I am grateful for the home I live in
    6. I am grateful to have stable employment
    7. I am grateful for the chance to start over
    8. I am grateful every time I wake up
    9. I am grateful every night I go to sleep
    10. I am grateful for every blessing in my life
    11. I appreciate all opportunities that come my way
    12. I am grateful for my health
    13. I am grateful for my body
    14. I am grateful for my mind
    15. I am grateful for my sense of humor
    16. I am grateful for my spirit
    17. I am grateful for my energy
    18. I am grateful for my vitality
    19. I never run out of things to be grateful for
    20. I appreciate all things in my life, big and small
    21. Every small blessing is something to be grateful for
    22. I am eternally grateful for the beauty in the world



    1. I am so grateful for my friends
    2. I appreciate every friendship in my life
    3. I am so grateful for my family
    4. I appreciate every person who crosses my path
    5. I am surrounded by love
    6. I am surrounded by supportive people
    7. My heart is open to receive love
    8. I am grateful for my memories


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