Appreciate what you have today.
When you’re in the middle of projects and meetings, it’s easy to become narrow-focused, concentrating on immediate to-do items and appointments. But spending just a few minutes on gratitude every day can give you a greater perspective on life, make you feel better, elevate your mood, and make every day meaningful and significant.
Here are some easy ways to get started:
1. You can’t be mad and grateful at the same time.
Humans can’t be in two emotional states at once, so choose gratitude over anger. When you’re mad, you’re not accepting what’s happened, but feeling thankful and appreciative puts you in tune with what’s true. It’s a mindset shift from what’s not working to what is.
2. Recognize the contributions of others.
A great way to have a breakthrough in one of your relationships is simply to acknowledge your gratitude for that person’s abilities and for what they contribute to your life.
3. The simple things matter too.
The smallest things in life can be a source of great pleasure and contentment — but only if you’re aware of them. By appreciating everyday moments, events, activities, and situations, you can transform your daily experience of them.
4. Make gratitude a habit.
Like any other activity or skill, gratitude is best when practiced regularly. Taking time to acknowledge and express your gratitude is a vital habit to develop. Start a gratitude journal and see how your mindset shifts over the next month when you commit to daily recognition of what you’re grateful for!
5. What you appreciate, appreciates
Show your gratitude for the important people in your life — your team, family, colleagues, prospects, clients — and watch their ambition, drive, and success grow.
What are you grateful for?
We're looking forward to reading your answers in the comment section.