IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE HAPPINESS, START TEACHING YOURSELF HOW TO BE GRATEFUL.
Yes, being grateful is an extremely strong aspect of happiness, and a sense of gratefulness can get an very long way.
Being a fairly young, and growing up in a world where technology has taken over our lives, as people are tend to look at screens more often than they look or even interact with people, it’s easy to go through the motions of every day life.
I get it.
It’s easy to take advantage of the position you are in, especially if you are a middle class millennial (we are probably the most at risk of this).
The sad reality is, this is happens everyday. Once you get comfortable with the position that you are in, you set a standard for yourself, and if the quality of your life doesn’t reach that standard, guess what?
That’s where negativity gets the best of you.
I want you to really ponder on this. Are you comfortable with your life at the moment?
Are you just living life, going through the motions?
Chances are, you don’t practice the art of gratitude, and you are not grateful of the place you are in.
Well I have some GREAT news for you. Take the first step and take on board what i’m about to show you.
Why you desperately need to be more grateful!
Firstly, Gratitude heightens a persons quality of life.
I could get all scientific on this, but instead there’s a great article post on this by ‘The Change Blog’ here.
This is because gratitude allows you to be in a state in which you are genuinely happy with yourself, or the people around you.
You allow yourself to stop and think of all of the blessings that have come your way, you think of the good times.
Have you ever seen something that reminded you of a hilarious moment in your life?
Gratitude allows you to do that. It gives you the option to reminisce about the good times, and thank the world for another day on this earth.
Stop seeing the half glass full. The reason why many people’s quality of life are poor is because they believe they deserve better, when in reality, they don’t do anything to change their quality of life.
If you’ve noticed, the happiest types of people are the people who have the most gratitude.
Even in your dire moments, if you live a hard life, if someone is making your life miserable, even if you’re depressed, start practicing gratitude.
How to start practicing gratitude
I’m no means an expert in psychology, but take it from one of the greatest life coaches of all time ‘Tony Robbins’ and start implementing it to your daily routine.
The Huffington Post has analysed Tony Robbins morning routine and has done an article with a great video in which he talks to Oprah Winfrey on the topic, come check it out here!
It’s quite simple really. Take 10 minutes of your day to meditate (preferably the morning), where you think of your goals, your loved ones, and take 3 minutes of your time to practice gratitude.
Do this every day for 30 days, and it will become a habit, then BOOM!
You are now more grateful than ever!
You will start seeing things differently, you will start adding more value to people, and as a result the value will go back to you.
You will start to have a more positive impact in peoples lives. Why?
Because you are grateful for their existence.
People love being noticed. One amazing thing about showing a sense of gratitude is that people will feel as if they have had a great impact on someone else’s life.
If that’s you, then you are returning the favour by complimenting them.
Now think about it this way, who in your life are you grateful for?
If you’re anyone like me, you can get easily sidetracked by everyday life. But stop and think about who you can show gratitude to. For example:
I am most grateful to my parents, for giving me the opportunity to start in an amazing country, when they had to struggle their way to Australia.
I am most grateful that I have the opportunity to share this with you, and to give value to my fellow readers.
I am most grateful for my girlfriend for supporting me throughout the years, and to always have my back no matter what.
I am most grateful to my boys, as they are always there in my lowest moments.
See how simple it is?
If you see the glass half empty, you’ll always feel empty inside.
If you see the glass half full, you’ll have a life full of happiness.
Be grateful. No matter where you are, who you are, what kind of situation you are in, be grateful, and I promise you, you will have a better quality of life!