As human we are all capable of nurturing an attitude of gratitude, however, most times we need a gentle reminder or a little convincing to practice it. There are many reasons to practice gratitude but we are only recently discovering one of the big ones “it’s capacity to change and strengthen the brain in remarkably positive way Karen-Hey Sigmund.
Regularly expressing gratitude is amazingly good for us – and by extension at our busy places, homes Neighbourhood in more ways than we might realize. Gratitude comes in many ways and forms and it is so powerful, research has shown that gratitude can improve general well-being, increase resilience, strengthen social relationships and reduce stress and depression.
Steps to Practicing gratitude
- Note one or more things you are grateful for on a daily basis
- Take a mental note of your day-to-day world from a point of gratitude and you will be amazed at all the goodness you take for granted.
- Deep down within decide not to complain, criticize nor gossip for a week, if you slip to get back on and keep going, you will notice how much energy is dissipated on negative thoughts.
- Say a word to compliment daily directly or otherwise at home, work, park neighborhood and also share your appreciation of people and things, for instance, I love how nice the weather is today, don’t you?
- Sound genuinely happy to hear from people who call you on the phone they will feel valued.