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Why and how you should express your gratitude?

 

Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to express your gratitude daily, but why is it even important to do that?

Expressing your gratitude daily makes you realise that you can appreciate so many things in your daily life that might have been taken for granted otherwise. If you take it for granted that you can walk, think about those people who got injured or are disabled in a way and cannot walk. If you take it for granted that you have at least 3 meals a day, think about those people who do not have enough to eat. If you take it for granted that you live in a nice house, think about those people who do not have a nice place to live. The list could go on and on.

If you get so busy and stressed out in your daily life that you forget to appreciate the little things, then you can easily get depressed and just lost in all kinds of negative vibes. If you feel that you are stuck in a certain area of your life and want to make some positive changes, I suggest you start a gratitude journal. Improving your emotions about a certain subject will help to make positive changes. Don’t focus on the problems, focus on the solutions. Feel positive emotions by focusing on the good.

Writing a gratitude journal daily can gradually shift your mood and improve your life. Do not expect immediate results, it will take some time to build up those positive emotions that are going to change your perspectives and your life.

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So how do you write a gratitude journal?

First, buy a notebook or take one that you already have. If it makes you feel better, you can buy a fancy-looking notebook for this purpose, but you can also use a plain one.

Then, take some time for yourself either in the morning when you get up or in the evening before bed, and try to write 10 things you are grateful for. They can be generic things, but you can also reflect on the things that happened during the day. I personally prefer to write in the evening, and I like to reflect on the day.

You can write, for example:

I am grateful for my tasty dinner.

I am grateful, because I live in a nice house.

I am grateful that I have a job and I can pay my bills.

You can use various other sentences as well, the only rule is that they have to be in present tense and they have to be positive statements. For example:

It feels good when I have time to pamper myself.

It makes me feel good when I take care of myself.

My technique for when I run out of ‘I am grateful’ thoughts is to think about future goals that I want to achieve. It is a great way to set your intentions for the future. For example:

It makes me happy when I plan the details of my holidays.

I appreciate when I can spend my time with like-minded people.

It feels good to take steps towards my goals.

Keep stretching your mind every day and build those good feelings! It is not the end of the world if you skip a few days, but every time you write in the gratitude journal is for your own benefit!

 

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Don’t take anything for granted – or the importance of gratitude

 

I come to realise again and again how important it is to express our appreciation and gratitude in life.

A while ago I felt a little bit down, just nothing exciting happened in my life, and I felt like nothing good was happening either. That is when I thought I should grab my notebook and try to change my attitude by expressing my gratitude. This always works!!!

 

 

One should always take the time to express their gratitude, but sometimes we get so caught up in our busy lifestyle that we forget about it.

So I went back to my notebook, and started to write down whatever I was grateful for on that day. They might be the smallest things; the point is to express good feelings and appreciation.

That is enough to change everything around.

It is sufficient to take the first few steps, and I guarantee that you can expect something unexpectedly good happening in your everyday life. This positive power will pull you towards more positivity, and the next thing you see is that your life is back on track!

 

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Ask and it is given

 

We all heard this line from various sources, like the Bible (“Ask and you shall receive”), from the book The Secret or from Esther & Jerry Hicks’s book titled Ask and it is given.

It sounds so simple, yet how many of us are still struggling daily with not getting what we want?!
Do you feel stuck in a situation? Then try this.

The secret is that you really need to ask. Take the time, sit in meditation or include it in your prayers. Even if you have a busy lifestyle, take a few minutes before you go to sleep and ask God/the Universe/your angels; whatever you believe in, it doesn’t matter, the important point here is to ask.

 

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Ask and be ready to receive. Go into the details. List why you want to get/achieve something: in what ways it feel make your life better, how it will make you happier, how it feel make other people happier, how you will feel when you have it, etc.
Feel it, feel the happiness and the joy of having it.
Imagine how you will act, how you are going to talk about it to your friends, how you are going to recall the funny story of getting what you wanted.
Bask in the feelings and be grateful now. Be grateful that you can imagine it, and you can have it. You are one of those lucky creatures on this earth who has the privilege to manifest things to enjoy in their life. Express your gratitude for all this! Doesn’t it feel awesome already?

That is the true secret. Take the time and ask.

 

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Always expect something good!

 

These days I had the chance to learn or reinforce in myself one life lesson, which is: always expect something good to happen!

We could also say always expect miracles to happen, but actually we do not need miracles to happen all the time. Something good is good enough. Miracles may sound like something exraordinary, so we cannot always believe in them truly. But we can always expect something positive, that does not hurt anyone.

 

 

So how I learnt this lesson?

For my job I need to be quite flexible, meaning that I do not have regular working hours, and I might be asked to work extra hours in the last moment. This happened a couple of times recently.

You can imagine how upset I could have been when I got to know these changes to my schedule. I might have been upset, but since I am a ‘good girl’, I always accept these last minute changes without a word.

After all, I am still making money and I should be grateful for that. Yes, that is when the trick comes in. Try to always look at the bright side of life. In all situations, try to find what you can be grateful about, and not what you can complain about. Just accept it, and don’t get too stressed about it.

What I have noticed that when I worked these extra hours, always something good happened to me that was unexpected. Maybe the Universe rewarded me for my perseverance and gratitude.

So I Iearnt to accept, let go and expect the good. Today, I had to work unplanned hours, and already in the morning I went with this attitude: I expect something good to happen. I did not have to wait long, and I got something that was an unexpected reward for me for the day.

Remember to find what you can appreciate in all situations and express your gratitude! That in itself is going to make you feel better, and you can expect more good things to come to your life!

 

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Change your perceptions for a happier life!

 

The best way to live our life is being grateful for what we have and constantly trying to live with a positive attitude. I have just covered this topic in a recent blog post, but I want to expand it more with my personal experience.

Everyone has periods in their life when it is hard to stay positive or happy. Life has its ups and downs, it is natural, we cannot change that. However, we can try to spend the hard times in a smart way, by counting our blessings and taking baby steps towards our dreams. Sometimes the hardest times in life become the most valuable, as we acquire new skills, we make new connections, we become stronger; and all these experiences will help us on our way to achieve future goals.

If you have already “survived” a hard period in your life, you know how much stronger it made you, and you know that future challenges are going to be easier to face.

It is all about our perceptions. We get what we think. Our perceptions will define how we feel, whether a certain situation makes us happy or hopeful, or sad and depressed.

We should always be able to find the positive aspects in a situation: like how it is serving us, what we are learning through the process, what kind of connections we are making with other people, etc. You may be in  a hard situation, but you are probably getting something very valuable out of it, just by holding on! Make the best of it you can, and leave the problematic situation when you are ready to move on.

The latest hard experience in my personal life helped me immensely on various levels. I do not find everything so hard anymore, because I can compare it to what I had to go through before, and I am able to find something to appreciate in all situations. With this positive attitude, I can get closer and closer to all my dreams.

 

 

The smart way to go through hard times is appreciating what you already have and taking baby steps to get closer to your goals. Don’t be afraid to take action, the only thing you will regret later is wasting your time. Take whatever step you can take, and the next one will reveal itself on the way.

The key during the process is staying positive and appreciative of what you have already achieved. Take every day as a gift, take every friend and helping person as a gift, take every step along the way as a gift. Express your gratitude, and it will multiply.

I appreciate all of you reading this post and wish you happiness and successful manifestations!

 

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Cultivate a positive attitude!

 

I have just been wondering again about the importance of a positive attitude in all situations in life.

Wherever you are, whatever you do at this moment, your attitude will define how you feel.

People can be happy or sad in the same place in the same situation. The difference is in their attitude.

Of course, there are situations from which you have to move on if it doesn’t make you happy anymore. You either get used to a situation by finding the good aspects in it, or you move on.

Finding positive things in the hardest situations will probably be the most rewarding for your future. The lesson is, whatever you choose, always go with a positive attitude. It may be hard to hold on in a difficult situation, but it may provide you with such gifts that you will be forever thankful that you decided to stay strong and hold on. However, if you choose to move in another direction, you have to do it with full belief, and again, with a positive attitude.

Starting new projects is not easy, but you can always be grateful for what you have already achieved and for the people who are going to help you on the way. By expressing your gratitude and appreciation, you are reinforcing what you want to get more of. Just trust the process, believe that everything will work out for your highest good, and so it shall be.

If you are facing a new challenge right now, remember to stay positive and appreciate every little step that you take towards success and happiness.

 

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