‘Gratitude Attitude’ or the attitude of gratitude is a hot term in the Mindfulness Community, and billions of people are unaware of the process and the impressive benefits.
But what is Gratitude Attitude really?
I like to define the Attitude of Gratitude as a history-long practice that helps you, in your everyday life, grow yourself and reach to new magical moments quickly and efficiently.
Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation. It is a mindful acknowledgment of all that we have been given. When we focus on the abundance in our lives, we discover a greater capacity for generosity, cheerfulness, and contentment. From “A Poem Of Gratitude” By Chuck Danes
The term ‘Gratitude Attitude’ itself might be a new one, but the practices of the attitude of gratitude have been around for decades, even centuries.
Why Should You Start an Attitude of Gratitude Practice?
What is really fascinating is that despite all of the scientific evidence and research* that demonstrates the ability of thankfulness to impact positive change in mood, motivation, and mindset, the daily exercise of gratitude is not a widely performed habit within our ‘quick-fix, instant gratification’ society.
Your life must be enriched on a daily basis with the attitude of gratitude, to grow and expand quickly should you want to live healthy, wealthy and happy!
Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you do, religious or not, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim or atheist, your thoughts are the engine that propels you into your real life. If you are not using this science and proven medical techniques to raise your level of wellbeing with your thoughts day after day, month after month, year after year, then you need to start now with the Attitude of Gratitude.
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Gratitude opens our hearts, encourages us to savor each good that comes our way. Additionally, Gratitude enables us to be present in the moment and aware of our Life. With the attitude of Gratitude, we monitor and are in control of our thoughts.
Here are the 7 best Gratitude-Attitude Hacks to activate daily in your life:
- Begin your day with Gratitude and Joy
When you wake up and even before getting out of bed, monitor your VERY FIRST thoughts. Keep a positive thought like: “Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this beautiful day coming!” Avoid as much as possible to let all your worries disturb the peaceful mind at raise, like clouds in a blue sky! Remember that! This will be beneficial to your health, immune system.
- The ONE thing while still in bed or while getting ready
This is a mood booster: pick only ONE thing that you are totally thrilled about and say the grateful sentence: ‘I am so happy and grateful now for that …. ‘ This will unquestionably put a smile on your face! And boost your mood and your drive for the day ahead.
- Count your blessings: While getting your morning routine; include Attitude of Gratitude along the way! Count your blessings mentally or write them down in a Gratitude journal: Like the home where you live, the hot shower: be grateful to have that warm water ready to refresh and to stimulate you every morning! Or your coffee or favorite tea to enjoy and pump you up!
- Your Magical Day ahead: while commuting or during the morning while taking a short-break, sit down 2mns to write down the things for which you are grateful for in your day ahead, with all the activities which you thank already for being absolutely great, fun and beneficial for you and all concerned people.
- Think of Others: In your mind, while getting ready or during your commute: think of 3 people that you are really grateful for and why? Like your family, your friends, anyone who you may think of who makes your life magical! Writing and delivering them a thank you note can actually make you happier. Also, say more than often ‘thank you’ to your Loved ones when they do something so normal.
- Practice with your human senses
More than 70% of people say they are thankful for their health. If so, then get back in touch with the simple human fact of being able to sense what is out there for you: use your vision, touch, taste, and smell to experience the world around you, and be thankful you can. It lets us celebrate today rather than waiting for the next accomplishment or wealth.Thus, it is a reminder that one can always find a reason to be glad.
- Use visual reminders
With our busy schedules, we all know that the attitude of being grateful takes time to become a habit. And it takes a habit to make it a positive routine. Therefore, as we are simply forgetting and failing to be mindful, leave yourself a note. It could be a post-it, or even better a small object in your home. Like a beautiful beach shell, you have a sentimental feeling, a mini-stone, or a piece of jewelry next to your nightstand and on your desk. You may carry it with you in your purse or wallet.
8th Hack bonus: A good way to increase your feelings of gratitude is to embrace the setbacks you experience in life, according to leading gratitude researcher Robert Emmons, of the University of California, Davis. APA: 20 Mind-blowing Facts About Gratitude – Yahoo. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/20-mind-blowing-facts-about-gratitude-103220471667.
In fact, the attitude of gratitude may be one of the most ignored tools that we all have access to every day. Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money!
Additionally, it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous. Research reveals gratitude can have enormous benefits.
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Gratitude | Wisdom Commons. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.wisdomcommons.org/virtues/60-gratitude
How Gratitude Can Change Your Life – Dr. Rick Hanson. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.rickhanson.net/how-gratitude-can-change-your-life/