What are you grateful for today? There is always something to be grateful for. When you get into the habit of truly seeing the abundance in your life, you have a powerful tool at your disposal. Change your thoughts and your life will change! Affirmations for gratitude will help support you on your journey.
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Why is gratitude so powerful?
In 1998 the American psychologist Martin Seligman, founder of positive psychology, declared that psychologists needed to spend less time studying psychological disorders and more time doing research on what really makes people happy.
Since then, many different studies have been done on happiness including the important role of gratitude. In general, grateful people are happier, they have more positive expectations for the future and they feel more satisfied than people who are not grateful.
The sun suddenly breaking through the clouds, receiving a compliment, the smell of fresh flowers or a good glass of wine to finish the day...
If we're not careful, we could be so busy that we fail to see these small, beautiful moments of everyday life. Our thoughts are often all over the place except for in the 'here and now'. As a result, we tend to forget about these moments.
Our thoughts are either in the past or in the future. We regret yesterday or worry about tomorrow. That’s what makes it difficult to be in the 'here and now' and feel gratitude. Gratitude is the basis for a beautiful and successful life.
Many people who are successful at what they do are grateful. For example, Oprah Winfrey has advocated the power of being grateful for years and even kept a gratitude journal for ten years without missing a day.
No matter how much you earn, no matter what stage of life you’re in, no matter how many wonderful goals you have achieved, there is no guarantee that you will feel successful. Because each new phase and level comes with new challenges and struggles.
However, gratitude definitely is a guarantee for feeling successful. Once you feel grateful and successful, your energy level and state of consciousness will increase and your life will improve.
Be aware of your thoughts
Gratitude brings you back to the 'here and now'. In fact, gratitude is always 'here and now'. If you are grateful and you express it, you won’t be dissatisfied.
In fact, your thoughts can only focus on one point. When you are grateful, there is no room for discontent, anger or fear. Gratitude is love and that is not the same as dissatisfaction.
There is always something to be grateful for, no matter how small. Simply being aware of what you have (so much more than most people on the planet) makes it almost impossible not to be grateful.
Are you having trouble feeling grateful? You might be preoccupied with the past, or with pain, jealousy, or worrying about tomorrow. But how often do you focus on what makes you unhappy? What is your focus?
Be aware of the fact that you are a magnet. If your dominant thoughts are constantly focused on dissatisfaction or what you don't want, you will never have enough. But if you focus on everything beautiful around you, then you will also attract beautiful things.
Affirmations for gratitude
When you are content and happy you probably don't need to remind yourself how you’re feeling. Because that’s when you feel gratitude flowing through your body.
But when you’re feeling a little down you could use some extra gratitude. That’s when it’s good to know how to pull yourself out of a negative mindset.
Fortunately, you can practice gratitude. Affirmations for gratitude will help you. These powerful phrases will fill you to the brim with positive vibes.
Try to do this every night for a week and see what happens. Make it a habit! It helps to end your day feeling good and also helps you sleep better. If you end the day with a positive thought, you will fall asleep with a positive feeling.
Powerful affirmations for gratitude
Gratitude is very powerful. When you feel gratitude, there is no room for fear, negativity, anger or jealousy. Try to make gratitude a part of every day. Look at all you have accomplished, nurture the friendships you have, notice the beauty that surrounds you. There is always something to be grateful for!
Examples of affirmations for gratitude:
- I am grateful for all that I have.
- I am grateful to be alive.
- I am grateful for my family.
- I am grateful for the little things in life that bring me joy.
- I am grateful to be myself.
Living more consciously
When you start to appreciate the little moments, you will also feel grateful for the little things.
When you practice being grateful you will become more conscious in your everyday life. You will pay much more attention to the small, beautiful things around you. It’s a good way to live more in the ‘here and now’ and it makes you realize that you actually need very little to be happy. How beautiful is that?
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