Life can go by in the blink of an eye and taking a moment to stop and show appreciation for what we have might be easy to forget. However, it only takes a few minutes of our busy day to think about what has been given, or what we have achieved, and be truly thankful. Gratitude is an important value, a core value for us here in Sedna Inspirations, and adding more gratitude to our daily life is easier than we think, so we have four simple tips you can follow in this inspiring journey.
- Nothing is too small to be appreciated. More often than not, we tend to leave our moments of gratitude to the biggest events in our lives. But taking the time to show gratitude doesn’t have to be saved for big occasions and showing appreciation for every single part of our life, no matter how small, is key to becoming a more grateful person.
- Be grateful for the challenges you face. It might sound a bit weird, but we shouldn’t only appreciate the positive aspects of our lives and showing gratitude for the challenges we face can actually help us overcome them more easily. The difficulties we face and how we deal with them will have a big impact on the person we will be once those obstacles are behind us, leaving us with valuable life experiences and shaping our character through our life journey.
- Try to make a habit out of it. Taking a moment to think about five or ten things we are grateful for every day can sound easier said than done. Thus, we need to be constant and try to turn this into a habit. Think about what you are grateful for, picture it in your mind, and focus on the actual feeling of gratitude. Before you know it, you will do this as naturally as it is to have your morning coffee, and you will definitely notice the difference.
- Keep a gratitude journal. The most effective way to become a grateful person is by keeping a gratitude journal. After each appreciation session you have, take a moment to write down your positive thoughts. This will help you keep track of what you have in life and make it easy to remember when you’re going through a rough patch.
When we focus on our gratitude,
the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.