There is research that I’m too busy expressing gratitude to look up and verify for you, that says grateful people are generally happy people. When you are living in a state of gratitude you will feel more optimistic about life. Your glass will feel full and stuffed with sparkles, good times and magic. I want a glass full of all of that awesome and if that’s not a reason to make gratitude a daily habit, I don’t know what is.
An easy way to start this attitude of gratitude is to think about what you are thankful for once a day. At first this might be difficult or seem like a daunting and difficult task, but the more you do it, the more it will become second nature for you.
To make it even easier for you (because who doesn’t like easy things?) I created this list:
- Keep an
abundance journal. Buy a notebook and keep it arm’s distance from your bed. Take a couple of minutes each day (morning or night) to write down three things you are grateful for. They can be happy experiences, people, miracles or something simple like, “I’m grateful I woke up today!” Don’t forget about the acts of kindness you experienced like when someone miracles you into a show, offers you crash space after a late concert or when someone lets you go before them in the bathroom line when you really have to pee. If you get stumped, it’s really fun to go back and read the stuff you wrote in the past to spark some inspiration.
- Show your gratitude for someone in the moment. When someone in your life does something epic for you be sure to let them know how grateful you are. Use your words, get them a gift or write them a letter.
- Treat others with respect. It feels good to be treated with respect doesn’t it? Practice random acts of kindness, smile at strangers and listen intently when someone is talking to you.
- Don’t be a Debbie Downer. When life hands you a sh*t storm, it feels easy to complain about it. Complaining is common when someone cuts in front of you in the bathroom line at a show or when the ticketing system is bananas during the on sale ticket day. Every time you whine about it, you squash your positive vibrations and that doesn’t solve anything. Instead of freaking out and calling the waaaahhhhmbulence, take a couple of deep cleansing breaths and shift your focus to something positive.
What are you grateful for right now? Let’s start a gratitude train in the comment section below.
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The awesome in me sees and bows to the awesome in you,