The Power of Gratitude to Change your Life
Do you want more from your life? More happiness? Better health? Increased productivity? What if we told you that just ONE thing can help you in all of these areas?
An Attitude of Gratitude.
A little gratitude can go a long way, not just for your mindset but for your health too.
Adopting a gratitude practice isn’t just something that sounds nice, it’s a lifestyle and mindset choice that will drastically change your life.
The most amazing aspect of all the benefits of gratitude, is that it doesn’t cost anything to practice and anyone can easily begin to introduce daily gratitude in their lives.
Whether you choose to write a few sentences in a gratitude journal, or simply take a moment to silently acknowledge all that you have, giving thanks can transform your life.
A quick and easy way to get started with practicing daily gratitude:
Set a DAILY REMINDER in your phone for a set time each day. When the reminder pops up, write down 3 things that you are grateful for that day. Use the NOTES in your phone so you have a running list of your daily gratitude; then there is no excuse that you don’t have any paper or your journal with you when the reminder goes off.
TIP: Set a time of the day that realistically you will be at home or be in a place where you will have the opportunity to take a few minutes to write down your thoughts.
The One Thing Jennifer Aniston Does Every Day to Be Happy
The following is an excerpt of an article on Livestrong.com by Paige Brettingen
Jennifer Aniston’s routine for staying at her best, most vibrant self is exactly what you would expect — daily exercise, eating well and meditation. But her other secret to being happy and well? Writing a gratitude list.
The 48-year-old actress opened up to People about how she writes a “gratitude list” every morning, reminding herself to be thankful for the many things in her life for which she feels blessed — for example, her family and her health. Aniston says acknowledging these things daily gives her a “thankful shift,” and she’s proud of how she’s made self-care a priority, because it’s something people don’t do nearly enough.
“I’ve made myself good at it. You have to really make yourself do it,” Aniston says. “That’s the last thing that people do is take care of themselves. It sort of sets the tone for your inner well-being and how you’re going to be able to take on the day. It’s important to get it in.”
Aniston also tells SELF that her rituals have become “her armor,” preparing her for the daily challenges ahead.
“It’s one of those things, you do it and you can’t put your finger on what it is that’s actually making the shift in your days, but there’s such a shift in your inner peace and ability to take on what the day holds for you,” she says.
The above referenced article can be read in its entirety here.