Gratitude can set your heart on fire and make each moment more feel more divine. Life’s inevitable bumps and hurdles are easier to tackle when you feel fortunate for all that you have. If you’re not sure where to start with feeling more thankful, try these quick tips:
Start a gratitude journal
Each night, write down a few things from the day that you’re thankful for. Before you know it, you won’t be able to resist noticing all the positives in your universe.
Notice the magic in the simple things
Develop a mindfulness practice around your daily routines. Think about the beauty of the breeze that flows in through your office window, the sunshine in your backyard, or that first snuggle from your dog each morning. Joyful little things add up to joyful big things. If there are parts of your routine you don’t like, give thanks for the valuable lessons they’re teaching you for your future.
Take stock of what you already have
If there’s a big goal you want to achieve but haven’t reached yet, think about the things in your life that offer a similar feeling. For example, if you’re hoping for a big pay increase, focus on the things in your life that already make you feel abundant, like the decadent cappuccino you drink each morning or your favorite designer bag. Suddenly, the joy of achieving your wildest dreams doesn’t feel quite so far away.
Tell people you’re thankful for them
Sure, your family and friends might already know you love them, but it’s always a delight to hear it. Make a point to periodically tell them how much they mean to you, and let them know how much you appreciate all that they do.