“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Study after study through the years show that the more grateful you are, the happier a person you are. Being grateful is so good for our mental, physical, and spiritual health. And the more grateful we are, the more all areas of our lives can improve.
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So, if you want to conquer your worry and anxiety, learning to be more grateful will help in a big way.
Here are ten ways to get better at gratitude:
1. Practice gratitude before you get out of bed every morning. Thank God or the Universe or whoever or whatever you believe in for everything and anything. From the beautiful morning, the great day ahead, your good night’s sleep, your family, your comfy bed, the sheets, the room you’re in to your health and on and on.
2. Take a second to be grateful for the food and drink before every meal. Be thankful for how it will nourish your body. You can take it a step further every now and then and thank the farmers, the animals, the distributors, the supermarkets, etc.
3. Be thankful for your home, car, clothes, and all the luxuries you get to have every day.
4. Being thankful for our families and friends is pretty easy. But, bump it up by feeling grateful for them even more than you already do.
5. Never miss an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to a family member, friend, co worker, neighbor, or even a stranger.
6. When you hand money over or swipe your debit or credit card at a store, say ‘thank you’ silently. When you pay a bill, say ‘thank you’ for the services or products it has provided you.
7. When you’re taking a walk or doing anything out in nature, thank everything you see. Even the fresh air that you can’t see.
8. In bed at night, be grateful for all the things that happened in your day.
9. Keep a gratitude journal and write ten things in it every day.
10. Keep reading my book, Finally Worry Free, doing the exercises in it, and making the practices a part of your daily life. As you really begin to reprogram your mind, you’ll be able to get to the point where you can even thank the people in your past who you feel have wronged you. This isn’t easy. But as you grow as a person, you can come to the realization that your struggles and challenges have made you the special person that you are. You also start seeing how special the people in your past and in your present really are.
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