“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward.
Giving Thanks is the official season of gratitude: that is warm, old-fashioned, and fuzzy out-loud appreciation of our fellow humans. For years, many researchers have been releasing studies about the usefulness of an intervention that generates positive outcomes in nearly every part of health and wellbeing. They have revealed that it lowers blood pressure, boosts your immune system, makes you feel more optimistic, improves your love life, helps you cope with even the most life-threatening crisis and decreases depression. It improves self-esteem and sleep. People who are actually grateful are visiting less to the doctor but more likely to exercise more.
But a research team makes the case that gratitude is not just be a seasonal affair. Interestingly, it is available to everyone, without any physical effort, and it is totally free.
This magic is gratitude, and today is the good time to start collecting its benefits.
Keep a Gratitude Journal. Build a daily practice to keep a gratitude journal and write down are the small things that suit to you. By which, you can remind yourself of the grace, benefits, gifts, and good things you enjoy. That will take few minutes, so fix your time on a daily basis to recall the moments of gratitude associated with your personal attributes, ordinary events, or valued people in your life provides you the potential to engage a sustainable life theme of gratefulness.
If you are having a rough day, you may look back through the pages of accumulated blessings in your previous life.
Three Questions to Ask Yourself. Try to utilize the meditation technique as we known as Naikan, that involves in reflecting someone three questions:
- What have I received from __?
- What troubles and difficulty have I caused? and
- What have I given to __?
Change your perspective. You are struggling to come up with something for that you will feel grateful, so put yourself in the shoes of any particular one who is experiencing misfortunes previously greater than your own. On the other hand, recalling your colleague whom has a weaken physical condition, for example, will inspire gratitude for your healthy body, that you may have taken for granted.
Think Outside the Box. Don’t let your life confined in a single room. If you demand to make the most out of your opportunities to bending your gratitude muscles, you should creatively look for new circumstances or situations in which to feel grateful. Robert Emmons said that “People are feeling more grateful when they think for others people, rather than focusing on their own inner story.”