Did you know that when you express gratitude, your energy will immediately shift. And when you shift your energy to a higher frequency, you will attract more good into your life.
We all lead busy, stress-inducing lives. There are always way too many things that need doing and we often forget to stop take stock of everything we have and all the good things that happen to us.
It’s easy to forget when you’re caught up in your day-to-day, how fortunate you really are. Anyone with a good job and a half-decent home lives in more comfort and luxury than 99.9% of people throughout history… and yet we are as a society more stressed and anxious than ever.
If you focus on the negative things in your life, you will be on a low vibrational frequency and will only attract more negative things to you.
That inevitably will lead to depression and health problems and very possibly even serious conditions like cancer.
Instead, be grateful for what you already have rather than what you don’t have and being envious of other people for what they have.
The world is abundant.
There is no shortage of money, big houses or fancy cars and, just because someone else has something you would love to have, there is no need to be envious.
They haven’t taken your slice of the cake. There is plenty for you too and you can have whatever you want.
So practice feeling grateful, no matter what’s going on around you. It helps keep your mind fixed on the best in life… and when you do, your energy will immediately shift.
It will naturally put your body in a higher frequency that is in harmony with the Universe (the infinite supply) so that the good that is in everything and everywhere gravitates toward you.
Wallace D Wattles wrote in “The Science of Getting Rich”, “The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore, it tends to become the best; it takes the form or character of the best and will receive the best.”
When you have a challenge in life, whether it’s financial business or another type of issue, rather than adding energy to the problem by focusing on it, instead focus on thing you are grateful for. When you change the way you look at your problems, the problems themselves will actually change – perhaps dissolve altogether!
Take time to focus on positive things, and really send love and gratitude out into the world. Your vibrational frequency will become higher and you attract more good into your life, and the more good you attract, the more things you’ll have to be thankful for.
Now I can guarantee you will feel better immediately and the more you practice the longer that good feeling will last. The circumstances in your life may not change immediately but they will change sooner rather than later if you practice consistently. It may take days weeks or even months but if you keep doing it, things will improve.
Tips For Practicing Gratitude
Practice being grateful for what you already have. There is no need to go out and spend loads of money in order to have something to be grateful for. You already have so much to be grateful for.
- Leave your phone behind (Shock! Horror!) and focus your attention on the people you are with. Enjoy being present with them.
- Make it a regular thing to take long slow walks in nature. Really appreciate and give thanks to the beauty and wonder that is all around you in trees, flowers, wildlife, rivers… and the ocean if you are lucky enough to be able to walk near the ocean.
- Recognize that everything is made from one universal energy – you are part of that energy and are connected to everything. Be grateful that you have unlimited potential.
- Set aside 10 minutes every day – make it a habit; block it out in your calendar and do a guided gratitude meditation. There are plenty of free ones on Spotify or YouTube.
Or just do your own meditation. Sit quietly; relax; close your eyes, breathe slowly; and give gratitude that you are alive, for being you, your good health. Give thanks to the people in your life who help and support you. Be thankful for all that you have, the home that provides comfort for you, the food that nourishes you, the beauty of the sky, your children or your pets who bring you joy, your partner for all their support, your parents for everything they have done for you, maybe just for the great cup of coffee you had this morning and the friendly barista!
There is much to be grateful for.
Keep a gratitude journal.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money
You can buy a gratitude journal from a stationary store or Amazon or just use a nice notebook something with a good-looking cover that you will treat with a certain amount of respect
Reflect at the end of the day on all the good things that have happened, the people you have spent time with.
Write at least 5 things down EVERY DAY that you are grateful for. Don’t be flippant.
They don’t have to be big accomplishments! It can be as simple as “I am grateful that I sleep in a warm bed. I have a roof over my head. I ate a lovely nutritious lunch.”
Find new things and new ways to be grateful every day.
To help you create a feeling of gratitude there is an exercise called the 3Ps (that I learned from Dr Rangan Chaterjee).
The 3 Ps stand for: Person. Pleasure. Promise.
Person: Think of someone you feel grateful for on that day and focus on sending them love and wishing them well in their life.
Pleasure: Do the same thing but think of something you experienced during the day which gave you pleasure; however small it was. Maybe it was watching a kitten play. Eating a particularly delicious sandwich, or playing a great shot at tennis. Picture this in your mind and fill yourself with a powerful feeling of gratitude.
Promise: Think of something that happened in the day that holds some promise in the future. Maybe you’ve finally booked a few days away, you have found a nice pair of shoes you want to buy, or you have arranged to meet a friend for a good catch-up. Focus on this and form a strong feeling of gratitude.
You don’t have to do all these things. In fact, it’s best to start with just one and add in one or two more gradually over time as you develop the habits.
Keeping a journal and meditation both work well for me. But whichever way you do it it’s not just about thinking, saying or writing down the words, it’s about creating a genuine feeling of gratitude in your heart that:
- Elevates your vibration
- Decreases stress levels
- Makes you feel lighter and happier
The more you practice, the more you will feel that way.