Tips For Your Daily Gratitude Practice
by Natalie Alexander
Practicing gratitude on a daily basis is one of the best ways to invite all things plentiful into your world. Keep reading to discover ways to do just that.
(-) Carry an Object or Photo
When we’re busy and living in survival mode, it’s easy to lose sight of those small things that really make a difference. That’s why I like to carry some a physical reminder with me to trigger feelings of gratitude. This item or object should be something quite personal. Perhaps it’s a loved one’s photo in a locket, a memento like a seashell from your beach trip, or even your favorite saying written on a post-it note on your computer monitor.
(-) Remember Your Accomplishments
Self-confidence can be fleeting. Sometimes you forget just how great you truly are. Taking some time now and remind yourself of your high points, these can instill gratitude for all that makes you unique. Looking at an award, a love notes from a child, or token of appreciation from a co-worker can truly do a lot to lift your spirits when you find yourself lacking gratitude.
(-) Write It Down
While it may seem cliché, a gratitude journal is a simple and effective tool for maintaining gratefulness in your heart. The key is to write in it every day. Taking just a few minutes to jot down what you’re thankful for first thing in the morning or before heading to bed at night can be a powerful way to demonstrate the abundance you already have in your life, as well as to invite more to come.
(-) Share the Love
Just as reading a note of appreciation can increase your feelings of gratitude, expressing such sentiments to those around you is also quite powerful. Find a way to compliment at least one person every day. Better yet, make it more meaningful by doing it in a way that they can have it as a keepsake. A note in a blank card, a small gift, or even just an email are all examples of ways your words can live on to provide that spark of gratitude in others. You’ll be sharing the abundance while you’re at it. I genuinely believe that what you send out there comes back to you.
Give these ideas a try to help you maintain a sense of gratitude. Simple measures are all you need to raise your vibration and manifest a feeling of plenty in your life.