Gratitude is one of the most powerful feelings. It does everything but clean your windows! Yet it’s one of the least utilized. Here are just a few of the many reasons you’ll want to feel thankful more often.
Gratitude is one of your best allies for healing. Scientific studies have proven gratitude improves an individual’s physical and emotional well-being. Feeling thankful for anything automatically triggers a healing response throughout your entire body.
Utilize gratitude as a tool to move beyond hardship. Cultivate gratitude so you feel it all the time, even when in pain, anger or sadness—any negative feeling. Focus on what’s positive, right and good in your life. How to fix what isn’t working will come forward organically one step at a time.
But if your focus is on what’s not working, then you get bogged down in what isn’t working. You’re saying to the Universe that you don’t trust the solution will come. It’s hard for it then to be revealed. You create chaos and it’s hard for communication to come through the chaos, because you are trying to figure out what isn’t working but you don’t have all the pieces yet of the picture individually, globally, Divinely, etc.
The fastest way to manifest is to be grateful for what you have. Feeling thankful for what you have now—your health, family, friends, wealth, abundance—brings more good things into your life. Also give thanks for what you desire as if you already had it. See the end result and get excited. The Universe responds to your focused thoughts and emotions.
Here are a few ways to easily add gratitude into your daily life:
• Start and end your day with three things you’re thankful for (bonus: you’ll sleep better.)
• As you go about your day, feel gratitude towards yourself and others.
• Journal daily for five minutes what you are grateful for.
• Add gratefulness into your meditation practice.
• Express appreciation verbally or in writing to people who have helped you.
Gratitude is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Use it often and its many positive effects will transform your life.