Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
Hey sis! Let's get into gratitude for the giving season.
Gratitude is a topic that often comes up around Thanksgiving-Christmas, but it’s a worthwhile topic to talk about all year round. I want gratitude to be part of who I am, rather than something I just bring up during the holiday season or whenever something good happens in my life. Gratitude not only makes us feel good, but it is also the easiest way to attract more abundance, love, peace, success, health, and connection into your purpose. The more grateful you are for what you already have, the more things you'll attract to be grateful for.
You might think that being grateful is a state of mind, or a zone that you live in without much effort, but what do you do to create an attitude of gratitude in your heart every day?
There are two types of people in the world. The person thinks that they’ve got it good vs. got it bad. What makes the difference between these two types of people?
It’s their Attitude of Gratitude.
Gratitude takes practice si, but trust me girl, pursuing gratitude is worth the endeavor. Try these ideas, and learn how to practice gratitude. After all, successful people practice gratitude. I don’t see how you can be called successful if you aren’t happy and thankful for all life has to offer.
Here are 7 ways to cultivate an “Attitude of Gratitude”:
1. Pray. When speaking to God/The Universe/Your Higher Self, make sure to add all of the things you are thankful for. Sometimes instead of asking for what we want, we need to give thanks for what we already have.
2. Meditate. Meditation not only clears our minds and brings our focus to the present moment, but it is also a great way to express gratitude. Spend some time each day meditating on all the abundance in your life.
3. Create a gratitude journal. At the start/end of each day, jot down what you were thankful for in the previous 24 hours. Add this into your daily planner
4. Check That Mouth. When you do tend to get upset? Road Rage? At your boo? Getting the wrong order at a fastfood restaurant? Identify the situations that trigger your inner bitch (we all have those moments), and the next time she comes out, immediately counter your negative thought (or words) with a statement of gratitude.
5. Tell the people whom you love and appreciate that you love and appreciate them. When was the last time you told the people around you that you loved them? Appreciated them? Not once, but on a regular basis. Mark your calendar if you have to. Matter of fact, send a text right now sis.
6. Take a gratitude walk. Get out in nature and take a mindful gratitude filled walk. (Weather Permitting)
10. Speak that Shit. Incorporate the words "Thank You" into all aspects of your life each day. Say thank you to your co-workers. Tell your boo thang, parents, or friends that you appreciate them. Notice all of the things in your life that have been helped or enhanced by someone else, and take every opportunity to genuinely express your gratitude. Don’t forget about yourself on this one... look in the mirror and give yourself a giant "Thank You with your cute self," because you deserve it too.
Thanks for tuning in this week,