3 Ways & Positive Thinking Tips To Be More Grateful
In today’s word we want things, not now, but right now. Not right now, but yesterday. We want it as fast as we can think about it.
And if we can’t get it, it’s a problem. It’s someones fault. It’s another reason to be unhappy and less excited.
What a paradigm!
Today’s world is not structured in a way for us to be appreciative and gracious. We have to build that into our day.
It is up to us.
From my experience, I have found that there are 3 times in the day where I truly benefit from making some time to give thanks to all that I have and all that I am. So, here are 3 positive thinking tips to learn to be more grateful:
1. First thing in the morning! I love waking up at 5AM, going for my walk and reminding myself of all that I am grateful for. I start with my health, then I move on to my relationships (family, friends, girlfriend), then I move on to my career. Not only do I give thanks for all that has been given to me and all that I have been able to receive, but I also give thanks for all that will happen to me. I give thanks for all of my service and career goals. I give thanks for my ability to give now and later. I give thanks for my future.
2. When I hit the after lunch crash. At around 2PM, I’ve noticed that my energy and concentration levels start to drop as I enter the final stretch of the workday. That is the next best time for me. I give thanks for all the same things I did in the morning, and I will also include something that I am thankful for that has happened during the day.
3. Just before bed. I have a mediation necklace that I use (108 beads), and I hold the necklace in my hand while I use my fingers to count the beads. Every bead I count I say what I am thankful for. I am usually asleep around 30! You don’t need a necklace to do this, it is just what I use. You can just lay there and whisper to yourself!
By Installing these three positive thinking tips into my day I have programmed myself to be on the lookout for things that I am grateful for. Do I still have my times of impulsive desire…of course! But much less!
Try it out and see how it goes! Then come back here and tell us about it!
With Love and Respect,
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