Have you practiced gratitude today?
Cherish All Greatness is in full affect to promote more great lived lives and that starts with changing how we show how thankful you are. We believe in the saying ”you give in order to receive.” This is basically saying as long as you do good you will receive and welcome good things.
“Practicing gratitude“ not only helps you feel more grounded and peaceful, it also improves your ability to share that love with others. To give back. Say thank you. And re-commit to your heart-held values.”
Here are seven easy gratitude exercises to promote happiness and increase a sense of gratitude: (includes personal responses/ examples)
1. Identify 3 things that you feel grateful for and appreciate about your life.
These things can be based on the past, present, or future. No category or thing is too big or small to appreciate, however, being specific might be helpful.
Ex.: Health, family, and life
2. Identify 3 things that you take for granted but are actually very thankful for.
We all have things that we take for granted. This is the time to reflect and discover which of those you value the most.
Ex.: Personal growth, knowledge, and time
3. Identify 3 things that you appreciate about yourself.
Pick things that are meaningful. These can involve your personality, your qualities, your actions, or anything else directly related to yourself.
Ex.: Willpower, motivation, and good health
4. Identify 3 things that you feel grateful for about your present--right now--experience.
Be in the here-and-now. Right now, what can you appreciate about your experience? Think about the environment, the time you're taking for your own wellbeing, the chair under your legs, anything that relates to the now.
Ex.: Time, support, and life abilities
5. Identify 3 people who had a significant and positive experience on your life.
These can be coaches, mentors, professors, bosses, family members, or anyone else. Call those people to mind and think about how they made a difference in your life.
Ex.: Parents, brothers, and relatives
6. Create a thank you message to those 3 individuals.
A grate way to feel appreciative is to think about sending a thank you letter. You can write and send one if you want, or simply construct one that you would imagine sending to these people. Connect to that appreciation while thinking through your message.
Ex.: Thank you for the love. Thank you for the care. Thank you for your existence. Thank you for your push. Thank you for your help and support. Without you all, I wouldn’t be grateful.
7. Identify the 1 thing that you are most appreciative of (based on the list above) and feel it in your heart.
The whole point of these exercises is to feel it. When you find one of the above that stands out the most--pause and breathe into it. Allow that warmth, love, appreciation, and gratitude to wash over you.
Ex.: Most appreciative for the support.
Practicing gratitude also has a lot of benefit. These benefits include:
Boosting your immune system
Improving mental health
Opens the door to more relationships
Improves physical health
Improves psychologiCal health
Enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
Increased mental strength
Read more & Source:
7 Easy Gratitude Exercises That Make Even the Most Pessimistic People Happier
- Matthew Jones
60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life
- Amy Morin
7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round
- Amy Morin