How can Millennials feel Grateful? Practical Tips to Feel Gratitude Daily
Gratitude is the skill that most of us lack. It is one of the main reasons why so many people either feel upset or completely cherish their life. Gratitude is something that should occur naturally but people tend to not let that happen because we live in a world where more is less.
It is the mindset issue. You can feel gratitude at any moment in time if you ask the right questions to yourself.
Google Defines Gratitude as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”
You should be able to thank for the things happening in your life regardless of how bad the things are because that’s when we will learn to smile even during the toughest of the times.
In the 21st century, the world is running and the life has become a race but we must find sometime to accept and appreciate the things that we have and the things that we need. Showing gratitude has its own benefit as it promotes healthy lifestyle, healthy mental health and a physical health.
I believe that gratitude is directly related to healthy decision making, Le t me explain! When was the last time you took a great decision? What was your state of mind like? Where you feeling up or down?
Getting my point?
Let us explore some ways that help us feel grateful all the time:
1. Train your brain to look for what’s right
Our brain is designed to keep us protected. It can either make us or break us. If we don’t train our brain to focus on what’s right it is going to keep showing you pictures that would make you feel low and upset.
You must try and look for the things that is going well in your life by which I mean you must only teach your brain to look for what’s right. What this does is it makes you feel grateful and gives the sense of feeling that what we have is enough to keep us happy on a daily basis
2. Train your brain to appreciate
As discussed in the earlier point our brain is designed to keep us protected. If we don’t teach ourselves to appreciate what is around it will soon start to search for what isn’t.
One of the things that we can do is learn to appreciate little things in our life. I like to call it as intentional gratitude. You can simply remind yourself that on so and so day you were feeling this and did this which was really amazing or you can simply give a call to someone and discuss the memorable moments you have with them
3. Keep a gratitude journal
I personally recommend and like to keep a gratitude journal. I write down things that I am very grateful about and write down small things that I notice on a daily basis.
For example – During the covid-19 lockdown many people lost their jobs and I had a good fortune that I did not loose mine so that was something to appreciate and for which I was grateful about
Remember this basic principle while noting things down in your Journal –
To consistently write down the things you’re happy down you must be a good observer.
4. Express your emotions truly
A lot of us have the tendency to hide our emotions and I do not understand why do we do that? I am talking about expressing your gratitude. Most of us are always keen on expressing our grieves but we don’t really express gratitude that much.
Expressing gratitude is beyond just saying ‘Thank You’. Thank you has become
very common. It’s just a word whereas on the other hand gratitude is a practice.
To properly show gratitude towards someone you have to be specific as to what
you’re grateful for? To help you better – Put yourself in the situation of what
would I do without and then the words that come after is your gratitude towards
5. Be careful to what you tell yourself
This is the fundamental step to take a note of before we learn to appreciate ourselves and things happening in our life.
There’s a famous quote that says –
Be careful to what you tell yourself as the person within yourself is listening.
Whatever words you feed your mind to that is going to determine how you feel about life. Therefore, it is very important to have a strong choice of words. Don’t say I’m broke, say am overcoming a cash flow problem. Don’t say my life is hard, say am challenged to take my life to another level.
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