How in the world can gratitude change your life? That sounds like a pretty tall order for something so abstract. But it’s like a lot of life-changing things, it comes slowly and with consistency.
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So, how can gratitude change your life?
You’ll begin to feel better.
Even the little things have the power to make us smile – that’s why we talk about the little things in life, right? So, if you’re feeling down in the dumps, finding a few small things that you’re grateful for can immediately make you feel a little bit better. Think about the things that made you smile and laugh. Take stock of the things you didn’t have before. Taking a moment to remember those good moments can give you an instant happiness boost.
You’ll more easily recognize your good fortune.
It’ll come with practice. The more you look for the good things in your life, the easier it will come to you. You might even start seeing the good things outside of your gratitude journaling moments and throughout your day. Imagine feeling grateful all the time. So many warm fuzzies!
You’ll become a generally more positive person.
The point of gratitude is to train our brains to look at the good in our lives and not to dwell on the bad. If you’re practicing looking for the good in your life, you’re going to be spending more time noticing good things and feeling good things, and the outcome will be that you become a more positive person in general.
Your newfound positivity will spread.
Positive and negative feelings are infectious. We’ve all felt that moment when someone walks into our lives with only negative emotions and it brings us down!
Your positivity will spread to the people around you, making their days a little brighter when you’re around. And when the people around you are shining beacons of positivity, your whole little world becomes even more bright, too.
It’s a simple thing, but gratitude really can make a difference. Gratitude can change your life! But without consistency, those changes for the better won’t happen. And don’t expect an overnight change, gratitude is all about the journey over time.
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