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In today’s post we will see how gratitude can change our lives. “If the only prayer you said in your life was thank you, that would suffice.” ~ Meister Eckhart. It is amazing how one simple easy positive action can change so much in a person’s life. One of the big change gratitude has brought in my life is making me a more positive and productive person. I am not perfect but gratitude has made me better. A simple act of gratitude on a daily basis can change anyone’s life. Here’s how you can incorporate gratitude in your life and change it for the better :
- Have a morning gratitude session. Take one minute right in the morning to be grateful for people in your life who love you and also be grateful for the all the things in your life. Just one minute is enough.
- When you are having a bad day, just make a gratitude list. There are always things to be thankful for no matter how bad you day is, loved ones, health, having a job, having a roof over your head, clothes on your body and life itself.
- Instead of getting mad at someone, show them gratitude. Now this is a major switching of attitudes, actually complete flip. This isn’t an easy thing to do but great habit to create. Don’t react in anger. Take a deep breath, calm down and try to think of reason of being grateful for that person.
- Instead of criticising your significant other, show gratitude. This can transform your relationship. If you constantly criticise your spouse, your marriage will slowly deteriorate. Take a deep breath, calm down and try to think of reason of being grateful for that person.
- Instead of criticising your kids all the time, try to be grateful for them. Everyone gets frustrated with their kids. If you communicate your frustration with your kid too often, they will start feeling bad about yourself. Refrain from doing that.
- When you face a great challenge, be grateful for it. It’s not a bad thing and it is definitely not a reason to complain or drown in self pity. If you are grateful, it will transform you into a better experienced person and a positive person from being a complainer.
- When you suffer from a tragedy, be grateful for a life you still have. Be grateful for the fleeting passing away of life. Take an opportunity to show appreciation for the people who are still in your life. Enjoy life while you can.
- Instead of looking at what you don’t have, look at what you do have. It is easier to forget that there are billions of people who do not have what you have. Realise that your life is already more than enough and your destination is already here.
“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV