Gratitude : 8 Powerful Tips for 2020

Here are 8 simple techniques to live a life of more gratitude and joy. Practical ways to live a more thankful life on a daily basis.

Happy New Year! This year, if there’s one thing I want anyone reading my blog to be able to take away, it is the power of living a life of gratitude.

Ever since the 2000’s, the ‘gratitude’ philosphy has exploded. You might ask where to begin, and it’s actually easier done than you think. So, here are some simple examples that will help you enter into the mindframe of grateful living.

HOW TO FEEL GRATEFUL

  • Start your day on a positive note. How?
    Well, acknowledge the basics.
    You had a comfortable bed to sleep on (and an air conditioner/heater), you slept with food in your belly, you woke up to the opportunity to live another day.
  • Check-in with yourself, especially in the moments you’re feeling crappy.
    What are somethings that went RIGHT today? It could be something as simple as getting a cold glass of water on a hot summer day when you desperately needed it, or a receiving a smile/compliment from somebody that made you smile!
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  • Identify the people and things that make your life easier, instead of harder.
    – Does somebody drop you to school/work everyday, to whom you forget to say thanks when you get out of the car, or to wish ‘good morning’?
    – Do you have a steady internet connection that lets you talk to that long-distance boyfriend/girlfriend you’re pissed off at?
    We take a lot of things for granted, especially people.
    Start recognising everything comfortable about your life, even in the situations that make you unhappy.
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HOW TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE

  • Don’t be shy to tell people they make you happy!
    Find ways to appreciate and compliment people, genuinely. Not only will this break barriers in the most unstable of relationships, it will help you see people for their goodness, not just everything that’s wrong with them.

Read More : 5 Ways To Be More Happy Everyday

  • Write about it.
    At the end of your day, take out 5 minutes and write yourself an email about the 5 highlights of your day! If you enjoy journalling, this could actually make a great journal idea too.
  • Return the favour.
    Give other people the opportunity to feel your gratitude towards them, for what they did for you. But in your own style. Sometimes, a small, handwritten note can go a long way, or buying someone a coffee. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just heartfelt.
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HOW TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT OF GRATITUDE

  • Be the change you want to see.
    This might mean being the person at work that always drops a mail to the whole team for their hard work (no matter what level you are at), or the person that converts tough situations at home by seeing the good in them.
  • Change your vocabulary.
    Start using words like “blessed” and “grateful” in your day to day conversations, and not just as an Instagram hashtag!
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Ultimately, gratitude is an attitude, and also a skill. It takes some retraining and inner reprogramming, but the more you practice it, the larger the ripple effect will be in your life.

Let me also take the opportunity to express my gratitude to you, for reading this and supporting my blog, in whatever capacity that you do. THANK YOU! πŸ™‚

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30 thoughts on “Gratitude : 8 Powerful Tips for 2020”

  1. What awesome tips to practice gratitude! I practice some already but not all of them. I will try out the ones I didn’t know before.

  2. I think starting your day off on a positive note is a fantastic idea, if you wake up grumpy it can lead to just a crappy day so if it starts off right hopefully it ends off right as well.

  3. These are great tips, and things that you probably wouldn’t be used to think about on a daily basis, such as the bed you sleep in and the roof above your head.

  4. Over the years I have definitely learned how important it is to be grateful. It is the one that makes us humble and connected. These are some of the great tips and I hope everyone starts implementing them in their lives.

  5. My attitude is now gratitude. I loved reading this article. When you change your mindset of being grateful for what you do have you realize you have a world of abundance at your feet- no lack of anything.

  6. I have been really working hard on changing my language and my thought process. I have been writing in my grateful journal for quite a while now, maybe two years. I love how it has changed my mindset. I also love that you talk about starting your day off right. I have a wonderful playlist from youtube that starts my day off with binaurial beats for gratitude and it has been a game changer for me!

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