Gratitude will change your life
Here comes the ever-present law of attraction in yet another episode.
When we get into an everyday hustle and bustle doing all we can to change what gives us negative thoughts or experiences, it’s very likely, that frustration and exhaustion knocks on our door when the least expected. It’s because we’re shooting the messenger instead of taking care of the source of the message.
When we focus on what is wrong in our life, what we don’t have, or what we can’t do we take our jar with precious stones and fill it up with mud. Can you see the beauty of your treasure now? No, because all you can see now is dirt. Negative thoughts are the mud or swamp that slowly draws you down. The more you struggle to get rid of it the more forcefully it works.
Many of our brain’s mechanisms are based on survival modes. Our brain naturally reinforces negative thoughts purely because they are perceived by it as a barrier keeping us away from danger. Positive thoughts on the other hand are quite quickly dismissed as being of less worth. When you notice your mood falls from elevated to demotivated, it’s your brain telling you: “Enough of the fun, for now, let’s get back to keeping you alive”.
The good news is: your brain can be rewired. It’s a similar mechanism to the one described in “Growing bulletproof habits”. Environment, well-designed triggers, and action are the key factors leading to effortless repetition which is indispensable for growing a habit.
Set aside around 10 minutes (can be a bit less or much more, depending on your schedule) to write down all the things that are good in your life. It can be the smell of coffee each morning, the taste of good tea, good weather, finalizing a task at work, people in your life, having a house to keep you safe, having money for your hobby, etc. It can be anything that gives you any volume of positive feelings. Repeat it daily at the same time. It can be before going to sleep (my preferred option) or after waking up. It’s up to you — do your best not to skip a day (If you do, be grateful for going back to it the next day).
Make it a pleasurable experience. Buy a good gratitude journal (reviews of a few ones in a different post), play good music, sit comfortably … it’s your time to relax and recalibrate.
Appreciate what you have and it will multiply.
With love, clarity, and purpose
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