Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder that a life well lived is one full of gratitude and thankfulness. Here are 3 easy ways to cultivate more gratitude in your life all year long!
1. Appreciate everything
Gratitude doesn’t have to be saved for the “big” things in life. The habit of being grateful starts with appreciating every good thing in life and recognizing that there is nothing too small for you to be thankful for. It can be as simple as appreciating the sunshine on your face or your delicious cup of coffee or tea.
2. Find gratitude in your challenges
As Aristotle said, “It is in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
What this quote implies is that gratitude is not only about being thankful for our positive experiences, sometimes our most challenging experiences can lead us to discovering new levels of gratitude. Dig deep into some of your own past or present experiences and look for that light. Many times, you will find that the challenge or experience has led you to a deeper understanding of your compassion, empathy , strength wisdom and more.
3. Practice mindfulness
Set some time aside every day to write down five to ten things you are grateful for. With each item on your list, picture it in your mind and sit with it until you can feel the feeling of gratitude in your body. “Sciency” Fun Fact! By doing this exercise every day will rewire your brain to be naturally more grateful!
What is your favorite way to incorporate thankfulness into your every day? Let us know, we would love to hear from you