Are you grateful for your life? Or do you whinge about everything? Gratitude is all about appreciating the things you have in your life. It is a way of reaching back to your inner happiness and allows you to notice what is right instead of just what is wrong.
Exercise an Attitude of Gratitude
Try listing 10 things you are grateful for in your life, including things you usually take for granted. This could include your health, family, home, friends, work colleagues. After that add to the list all things you could not survive without, such as air, water and food. Take time to focus on the awesome wonders of the world. See things as if you are seeing them for the first time ever. Go outside, slow down and appreciate the natural beauty around you and begin to enjoy the simple things in life, such as walks and sharing meals with people. Become aware, every second, of just how much joy there is in your life. Say ‘thank you’ as often as possible to all the people who make your life what it is. Adopt gratitude.
In the modern consumer society it can sometime feel that no matter how fast you run, you will never catch up with expectations. This feeling extends beyond being a perfectionist, into living for the future, where you hurriedly already want to be on the next rung of a ladder, but forget to give thanks for all the things you already have. In a week when most of the country has experienced the natural beauty of snow - it has certainly reminded me how picturesque Britain is.