Updated: Jan 11, 2021
How can gratitude help you shift your mindset??
As my mum always says (and it kind of grinds my gears but is also very true) "play the glad game".
Now I always found this really annoying as sometimes I just wanted to have a moan or didn't feel like playing the glad game,
but in the last year maybe 18 months I have been playing the glad game.
Showing gratitude has been the number one thing that has really helped to make a positive shift to my mindset.
There have been two ways I incorporate gratitude into my daily life.
-Every morning wake up and either think to yourself, write down in a journal or say out loud three things you are grateful for. These can be so small or something huge. "I am grateful for waking up today", "I am grateful to have a roof over my head", "I am grateful to have a crazy toddler wanting pizza for breakfast at 6.30am" haha
-Whenever you find yourself getting annoyed about something, think of why you should be grateful for that thing instead. An example of this I have been using recently is our rented flat. Broken radiator in the bedroom so at nighttime, at the moment it is freezing. However I can still lie in my comfy bed, I have clothes I can layer up, I have a nice thick duvet, so yes I may get chilly at night but I cannot moan about not having heating in one room when I have a safe roof over my head and other means to keep myself warm until it gets fixed.
I would love you to try this for one week and let me know how you get on :)
Of course we all have things going on in our lives that sometimes even a bit of gratitude can't fix, however I have found spending a few minutes each day showing gratitude in my life has allowed me to change my mindset to have a more positive outlook which in turn has helped to manage those bigger stresses that we all have to face from time to time.
Another amazing way to show gratitude to the universe is simply looking at your photos. Mindfulness is another aspect which I will definitely speak about another time. But how can you look at these three images and not be in awe of our planet/world/universe.
Sunrise, late afternoon beach, full moon (last photo courtesy of my sister)
I would love to hear how you show gratitude.
Laura and Lexi x