Gratitude benefits – how does it work?
Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back
and realise they were the big things ~ Robert Braulk
How does having or finding gratitude help me?
The daily practice of writing about things or people you are grateful for in a gratitude journal encourages you to find things that are positive, uplifting, inspiring and support you.
The benefits of this are:
- It creates the thinking of abundance and increases your self-worth or self-esteem because you are more focused on those things, that you treasure and appreciate, such as friendships and relationships.
- You discover you have more personal power over your life than you previously imagined.
- You can stop being a victim of your situation and reach out to the love, the joy and the peace of being present in your own space.
- Allows you to open your heart space and be open to life’s lessons and learnings and in the face of pain and fatigue overcome depression.
Strategies to assist you in finding gratitude:
Rest: quality sleep is important to improve your mood and mental health. It also affects your memories and those you consider to be happier and positive. It will lift your energy levels as well.
Socialise: Get out of the house and reach out to others to counteract feelings of isolation and preoccupation with problems.
Exercise: As little as 30 minutes per day is enough to relieve tension, lessen stress and improve your mental state.
Change your thinking habits: celebrate your successes and milestones. they are points of reference to your wellbeing.
Helping others: making a contribution to something larger than ourselves builds self-worth and self-esteem.
Consider medications: Visit your Doctor and get help
Establish positive daily habits: Keeping a regular daily routine regardless of how you feel can lift your spirits and allow you to focus on what’s important to you.
Finding gratitude improves our capacity to trust, be more social, be more appreciative and makes space for more friends on a deeper level at a deeper level of connection.
This means you are more able to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, be less envious, have more positive feelings, be more relaxed, and are more resilient.
If you need help with any of those things let me know 0419 568 043 .
As a Certified NLP Life Coach and Mentor, I can help you to believe in yourself again and to trust your own intuition.
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