I love sharing about gratitude, it really is one of my favourite topics. Not only is it simple & easy to incorporate into our daily lives, it is one of the most powerful ways to transform your life.
The fun part is that there are many ways one can practise and incorporate gratitude into their life. There’s gratitude journals, walks, jars, stones, photos. You can meditate on gratitude, fall asleep each night thinking about your gratitude's. You can create a gratitude garden, flower or tree. You can have a gratitude conversation with your kids & family over dinner or a hot chocolate, with everyone sharing something they were grateful for during the day. You can write a gratitude letter, poem, song or affirmation. You can simply write out 5 gratitude's every day while you sit for a coffee break.
Another gratitude exercise is to ask powerful, gratitude specific questions like;
- Who am I grateful for in my life?
- Why am I grateful for them (add in as much detail as you can)?
- What am I grateful for in my life?
- Why am I grateful for (add in as much detail as you can)?
Allowing you to get really clear & detailed, instead of just stating the names & things you’re grateful for.
You can go a little further & more specific with gratitude prompts & questions where you fill in the blanks like;
Not to sound silly but I am grateful for gratitude, it has lifted me from some of my darkest days, it has allowed me to focus on what I do have, it has allowed me to drift off to sleep peacefully with a smile each night (for the past 5+ years as I close my eyes every night thinking about all I am grateful for.
Allow me to wrap up by saying have fun answering the questions above, really enjoy exploring and acknowledging your gratitude's.
No matter which gratitude exercise you like to use try to do it everyday, make it a beautiful habit, because gratitude truly is one of the most powerful ways to transform your life.Karen Offord › Blog 2018 › The Power of Gratitude and fun ways to add it into your life