INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS WITH GRATITUDE.
Happy new year to you all, this is my first blog this year and I’m so grateful for being able to share my happiness with you guys. Before we start talking about gratitude and what it can bring to your life, I’ll take this time to thank you all for taking your time to read my blog.
What are you grateful for if I may ask?
We all sleep and wake up sometimes we forget a lot of things or people around us. Remember everything around you is there for a reason appreciate it.
When was the last time you appreciated your work?
You need to know that you are your number one supporter of the good things you do, and I challenge you to start thanking yourself for trying. I sometimes thank myself for feeding myself funny huh. Being a lazy eater so is the cooking, going to bed having eaten a proper meal made by me, is a great deal.
How often do you thank others?
When my dad calls every time, he is the one who always says thank you, before ending a call and my answer is always yes dad until I tried to thank him back. It felt weird and emotional but after some time, it felt great, doing something that I never thought was important. Start thanking people back for what they do for you, it will increase your level of happiness so is theirs.
Gratitude is powerful it can increase happiness, reduce depression, and strengthen resiliency. I started being grateful for what I have, appreciate what people do for me. If only you can imagine how happy you can be when someone appreciates or thank you for your work, you will start thanking others too.
Studies have proven that people who express gratitude, it helps boost their self-esteem than those who don’t and they are more likely to help others, gratitude will also increase your empathy side of you and not forgetting that it will enhance your sleep due to positive thinking before bed. When you are grateful you will always be thinking positive.
Do you want people to like you more?
This might sound vague to you, but a research has shown that those who practice the act of gratitude are more likely to be appreciated and to be more social. This leads to more friends and stronger relationship.
How can you cultivate an attitude of gratitude?
1. Think about what you have and celebrate them rather than dwelling on what you don’t have.
2.Try to smile often.
3.Hold a door for a stranger.
4. Thank people for what good they’ve done for you.
5.Appreciate people in your life.
6.Meditate more to calm your mind and soul.
7. Have a gratitude journal.
Photo by: Mbukudada.