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Easy Tips For Practicing Gratitude In Our Lives

Gratitude is good for you in so many ways and on many levels!
Grateful people have better physical health, decreased stress, sleep better, more positive relationships and improved mental health. Viewing life with grateful eyes gives insight that life owes us nothing, recent events show us that:

Life is a gift.
Our health is a gift.
Friends and loved ones are gifts.
Employment is a gift.
Our Freedom is a gift.

It may not be perfect, yet your life can be transformed by practicing gratitude. That’s right, it is truly is a practice. It is part of my daily activities – and there’s something magical that happens when we put our gratitude into practice. These positive thoughts become part of who we are and what we focus on expands.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

1. Give thanks daily – Gratitude requires taking the time to pause and reflect on everything good that happened throughout your day.

2. Write in a Daily Gratitude Journal – Make it a daily habit to write down at least three things you feel grateful for. Simple things, like a sunny day, a good meal, or a pleasant conversation could be on your list. And if you write in your gratitude journal at bedtime, researchers say you’ll sleep better. I recommend writing it at night, finish your day with gratefulness, making it easier to sleep.

3. Pass gratitude on to others – The more I share how much gratitude benefits me, the more people reinforce me for having an attitude of gratitude. You can use Social Media to share your gratitude, by expressing your appreciation. Say one thing you’re grateful for every single day. People you are connected to you may start expressing their gratitude more often as well. Gratitude is contagious!

Remember, I’m grateful for you and if there is anything I can do to be of service, connect with me:

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