Instead of focusing on how painful everything is in life we should find gratitude and joy in the small steps of progress we make every day. We need to change how we think about things by wanting less and appreciating more the things we do have. Gratitude isn’t the new” miracle emotion”. It has been around since the beginning of mankind. What makes Gratitude such an important emotion now?
Gratitude can make you happier. It means different things to different people, but basically it is things like : savoring what life has to give us, thanking someone, and noticing life’s simple pleasures and little moments more often. We will need less to make us happy because we’ll already appreciate what we already have.
Gratitude isn’t just about feeling better, it is about thinking better. It makes us more satisfied with our lives. It doesn’t have to be a fleeting sensation, it can also be a thought that sustains you! Gratitude allows us to notice the things we do have instead of mourning the things that are missing from our lives. Therefore, people who feel more grateful also feel more satisfied with their lives. Life’s inevitable adversities become easier to work through because, instead of focusing on how painful everything is, we’ll find gratitude and joy in the small steps of progress we’ll make every day.
Gratitude motivates others. When we way “thank you” to others, we are expressing gratitude, which can also act as a powerful motivator for them “others” to help us again. Because people feel appreciated that they are needed and they feel more socially valued when they have been thanked.
Gratitude reduces materialism. We all need stuff in our lives, but sometimes the desire for more things can get out of control. Gratitude combats materialism by helping us appreciate what we already have!
“Don’t spoil what you have by desiring what you don’t have!” Remember that what you have now was once among the things you had only hoped for!”
This definitely should become a law that should be written across all of our credit cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gratitude makes us feel less selfish, and helps us make the right decisions. It can also give us more patience, all increase our self control.
Gratitude has remarkable effects on our children. It enriches them because gratitude is linked to good attributes such as
cooperation, patience, creativity and persistence.
Gratitude helps improve our relationships, builds social ties and has the power to deepen our connections with others. You’ll be able to appreciate your partner more, and you should tell them so, and your relationship will deepen because you opened the gates to a more vulnerable and honest communication. Yow will appreciate your extended family and close friends by paying closer attention to their positive qualities. You’ll grow kinder to everyone around around you and to yourself too, because you have replaced old, needless judgments with simple appreciation.
Practicing gratitude helps us sleep better, lower our stress levels, and give us better physical health.
When we practice gratitude, and we’ll become more resilient, gather good coping skills, and have positive reinterpretations, which also helps us grow!
It is easy to practice gratitude. Every evening before you go to bed, write down three things that went well during your day, something that benefited you, and without it, your life would be poorer. Then write about the causes for these good things.. It is that simple. Simply write a short, casual explanation for each good thing.
If you want to take it a step further, you can keep a gratitude journal. Use your senses to notice what’s around you. And you can remember bad times to help provide a realistic frame for your current circumstances.
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