Are you tired of thinking about what you don’t have? Do you wish you could raise your vibration and be happier, hopeful, energetic and joyful? Practising gratitude is an essential tool for feeling good and manifesting your intentions.
Something magical happens when you start to practice gratitude daily. Through pure intention and the act of being grateful, you attract into your life more of the things that you are thankful for. Gratitude attracts abundance, so says the Law of Attraction.
Regardless of our circumstances or mood, we can all benefit from a dose of gratitude. If you want to attract positivity and joy into your everyday experiences then this is perfect for you. The benefits and many practices of gratitude will change your life, which is exactly what we’re hoping to do for you…
What Does It Mean to Be Grateful?
The dictionary defines gratitude as, “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Gratitude, thankfulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude. When you’re practising gratitude, you’re taking the time to recognize that you have received something — whether it’s tangible or intangible. It’s an acknowledgement of the gifts, big or small, that come into your life.
Gratitude manifests in many ways. You can express gratitude through speech, writing or by showing appreciation through your actions. You can also simply pause to enjoy the moment while showing thanks.
This is a very powerful force. When you feel grateful, it’s difficult to feel negative emotions at the same time. For example, if you’re feeling angry toward someone and then they do something nice for you, it’s difficult to stay angry in the face of their kindness. The emotion of gratitude pushes out anger and other negative emotions.
The Benefits of Gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful vibration that can help you to attract all good things into your life. It opens the door for more of what you want in your life. Like attracts like, so when you send out thoughts of gratitude, the Universe will give you more things to be grateful for. It’s the Law of Attraction in action!
When you are in a state of gratitude, your vibration becomes enriched with positivity, and this frequency will help you to attract whatever it is that you desire. When you feel grateful, it helps you to release any negative feelings or thoughts that might be holding you back from manifesting your desires.
An attitude of gratitude is a very important life skill. We all know that being thankful for the many blessings we have in life is a good thing, but the benefits of practising gratitude are many and varied.
Gratitude makes you feel good. When we feel grateful, our brain releases serotonin and dopamine, two chemicals that make us feel happier and more relaxed. A regular gratitude practice can help reduce anxiety and depression and increase our overall sense of well-being.
The more time you spend feeling grateful, the more you’ll notice things to be grateful for – it’s a wonderful upward spiral! This is because practising gratitude helps us to focus on what’s good in our lives instead of dwelling on our problems.
There are many benefits to being grateful for what you have in your life. Here are just a few:
- It keeps you focused on the things that really matter, rather than getting caught up in the drama and negativity of everyday life.
- Being thankful helps you be happy with what you have now, rather than constantly wishing for more. It allows you to enjoy the journey as well as looking forward to the destination.
- Practising helps you appreciate other people’s achievements and successes, rather than feeling envious or resentful about them.
- Gratitude increases your self-esteem because you learn to trust yourself and your ability to attract good things into your life when you focus on what is going right.
The magic of gratitude allows you to receive more by first appreciating what you already have. It opens up the flow of abundance into your life by letting go of resistance and allowing positive energy to flow freely into your experience
All in all, gratitude can improve your health and wellbeing. Being grateful is good for you. It can improve your psychological health as it reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. Gratitude is strongly correlated with greater happiness.
By simply focusing on things that you are grateful for you will begin to feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve your health, deal with adversity, and build stronger relationships. We can apply this to our daily lives by paying attention to the goodness that is all around us and expressing our thanks to others.
Gratitude is a simple but powerful law of the universe. When we focus on what we have, and how grateful we are for it, we attract more of the same into our lives.
Raise Your Vibration
Gratitude is something that has been spoken about a lot in spiritual circles, and often it’s said that practising gratitude can really help shift your vibration and make you feel better. When you think positively and you’re feeling grateful, you will automatically be better able to attract positive things into your life. You probably know this already, but it’s really important to understand why this is the case. It’s because your thoughts are magnetic – they have a powerful ability to create.
The more you focus on being grateful for what you have, the more likely you are to receive more things to be grateful for! Did you ever wonder why so many people who already have a great life seem to end up with an even better one? It’s probably because they literally cannot help themselves from attracting good stuff into their lives.
The majority of the time their mindset is in a positive state, which means that they consistently attract positivity into their lives. The more you give thanks for what you have, the more that will come your way to be thankful for.
We all have a frequency that we vibrate at. If you are feeling negative or low then your vibration will also reflect this and you will attract negative experiences and people into your life. If you are feeling happy and energised then your vibration will be high and you will attract more happiness and positive experiences into your life.
It is our ability to understand the Law of Attraction that helps us raise our vibration. We are able to attract what we desire directly into our lives if we learn how to focus correctly on those things. By understanding how the Law of Attraction works we can raise our vibration and become a magnet for love, happiness, money, success and anything else that we desire.
If you want to raise your vibration then it is essential that you learn how to feel good as often as possible. There are so many different things that can help you with this from using affirmations to positive visualisations, meditation, exercise/sports, etc. The more time you spend doing these things the more positive energy you will be able to generate which in turn will help lift your mood and raise your vibration.
One of the best ways to start raising your vibration is through practising gratitude. When we are grateful for what we do have instead of focusing on what we don’t we begin to feel amazing, which positively affects multiple areas of our lives.
You’re always being given a tiny glimpse of what’s to come, a small taste of the infinite flow of abundance that awaits you. If you’re not grateful for what comes your way, that new idea, that new person, that new opportunity — then how can you ever be grateful for the big things?
Gratitude is an attitude and it takes practice. The reason that gratitude is so powerful is that it allows you to make a vibrational shift. You are in a place of appreciation and everything is good, so you can’t be in a bad mood.
This simple practice helps you get out of your head and into your heart. This allows you to feel more at peace and more connected to the present moment. You don’t need anything crazy to feel grateful for either. You can be thankful for the simple things like having a roof over your head, clothes on your back, or even just the fact that you woke up today.
Gratitude is one of the most effective ways to raise your vibration. It is a high vibration emotion that allows you to align with the universe and allows good things to flow into your life.
Thankful thoughts can really change your life. If you want to manifest more good things in your life, then gratitude is the way forward. This is a very powerful practice. You must raise your vibration in order to attract what you desire. Gratitude will help with this because it will naturally increase your energy levels and allow you to feel happier.
6 Ways to Practice Gratitude
Do you have a daily ritual of gratitude? Do you take the time to appreciate all that you have in your life? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful tools of manifestation. Not just for attracting more abundance, but for experiencing more fulfilment in your everyday life.
When we focus on positive things (like gratitude) instead of complaining about what we don’t have, we shift our energy from a state of lack to a state of abundance. When we are in this abundant state, the Universe responds by giving us more to be grateful for.
Whether it’s an increase in money, love, or health—you can learn how to manifest ANYTHING by changing your thoughts and feelings.
A gratitude journal is a tool to help you focus on what you’re thankful for. It can be as simple as a notebook in which you jot down five things every day that you’re thankful for, or as complex as a series of prompts that help you think about events and people in your life.
Gratitude journals are helpful for people who have trouble finding reasons to be grateful. They can also help people with anxiety or depression focus on the positive rather than the negative.
Take a few minutes each day to write down everything you’re grateful for. It can be as simple as being thankful that you’re alive and well today or being grateful for everything that contributed to a specific success in your life. Be sure to write down at least 5 things each day and focus on them until you feel the gratitude in your heart.
Write down what happened in your day that was positive. Maybe someone opened a door for you or helped you carry your groceries. You could also write about things that didn’t go well, but end by listing the positives from the experience.
Consider how each of your senses (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch) contributed to the positive events in your day. Did a friend send you a bouquet of flowers? Did you hear birds chirping? Did the sun come out? Did you eat something delicious? Did someone give you a hug? Every detail counts!
A gratitude journal is a simple way to focus on the positive events in your life and express your appreciation. You can maintain a daily journal, or just make entries as you feel moved to do so.
This exercise is taken from one of the greatest gratitude books ever written – The Magic (as part of The Secret franchise). In the book, Rhonda Byrne describes a gratitude practice that involves saying ‘thank you’ in your mind with every footstep that you take.
Here’s an excerpt that is taken from the book The Magic:
To take Magic Footsteps, you take one step and in your mind say the magic words, thank you, as your foot touches the ground, and then again say thank you as your other foot touches the ground. One foot, thank you, next foot, thank you, and continue saying the magic words every footstep.
This is perfect for whenever you are walking during your commute, out jogging or just generally walking. If you find that you tend to get lost in your thoughts and start entertaining negative beliefs then this is a great way to help you get back on track. Many people have used this to manifest better situations when they are feeling anxious about something.
For example, they practise magic footsteps if they are walking to a job that they don’t particularly like or if they are on their way to an interview and are feeling nervous. Some enjoy this practice just because it’s fun!
Either way, whatever you use it for you’re guaranteed to get great results. It’s easy to incorporate into your everyday life and it takes no time at all. On average, 100 steps is the equivalent of a couple of minutes so it really is straightforward, simple and yet very powerful.
Gratitude Vision Board
A gratitude vision board is similar to other types of vision boards, but it focuses on positive things in your life rather than future goals. It is a visual representation of things in your life (both big and small) that you’re thankful for. You can use one to find happiness in your day-to-day life and cope with stress.
People usually create a vision board by pasting images onto a large poster board or hanging them up on a wall. However, you don’t need a physical vision board to reap the benefits of this practice. You could also keep one digitally — for example, like a Pinterest board or slideshow on your phone.
A gratitude vision board is a perfect way to start your day with a positive mindset. The idea is that when you focus your mind on the things that bring you joy, your vibration will increase and so will your point of attraction. It’s like the universe gives back what you put out there. The more you focus on what’s good, the more good things will happen.
So if you want to improve your life, you have to start by changing your mindset. This means focusing on what’s good in your life right now and being thankful for that instead of thinking about all the bad things that are happening.
Gratitude is the easiest way to change your mindset because it’s something everyone can relate to and it doesn’t cost anything. Plus, it’s easy enough for anyone to do! The idea is that if you’re constantly visualising what you are grateful for, it will help you feel better in the long run.
A gratitude vision board can help you stay focused on the things you’re grateful for in your life. You create it by collecting images, quotes, and affirmations that are meaningful to you, and then you display it so that you see it every day. A gratitude vision board helps keep your thoughts positive and centred on what’s most important to you.
One of our favourite life hacks for increasing happiness and gratitude is to write down something you are grateful for every day in a gratitude jar. It’s a simple practice that anyone can do, but it has profound psychological implications.
A Gratitude Jar is a jar you fill with notes of everything that you are grateful for. Any day you feel like you need an extra boost of gratitude, simply open your jar and read through the notes inside.
This activity is a great way to keep track of all of the things you are grateful for. It’s also a beautiful symbol of positivity. It’s easy to make your own jar, simply find a container to your liking and keep it somewhere you can access it often with a pen and pad of paper next to it.
When you have all of these supplies, you can start filling up your jar with everything that you are grateful for. This is the fun part! You can put your notes in the jar whenever you want and they can be as long or short as you want them to be. The more notes that you put in the jar, the more gratitude you will experience!
Once your Gratitude Jar is filled up, it’s time to take out what’s inside and read through each note one by one. It will remind you why life is worth living and why there are so many reasons to be happy. Think about how each thing makes you feel and how lucky you are to have it in your life.
One powerful gratitude practice is to express how grateful you are for the people in your life. This means telling people directly how much they mean to you and share how happy you are to have them around. Most of the time we tend to take our loved ones for granted. When you make an effort to let them know much they mean to you then you will improve your relationship.
Send a message or letter. In today’s world of instant messaging and social media, we have become accustomed to communicating with friends and family instantly. That makes handwritten notes even more precious because they take time to write and send, which means more thought and effort went into them than could be conveyed by an emoji or short text message.
Be open with people and give compliments freely. People rarely hear compliments about themselves, so it’s important to tell people how much you appreciate them — for being good parents or partners, for helping out when you were in need or just because they have a beautiful smile. It costs nothing but it can make someone’s day special!
It doesn’t matter if they are your best friend, father, receptionist or postman, spread love and joy everywhere you go. Say thank you for the services that people provide you with. Let everyone around you know how much you appreciate them.
The practice of gratitude meditation involves bringing to mind a person, place, or thing that you value, and then dwelling on the attributes of that particular object. In this way, you are developing feelings of thankfulness and appreciation.
To do this you sit quietly and take in a deep breath. Focus on the object of your gratitude and allow yourself to feel an appreciation for the unique qualities that it or they possess. You may wish to repeat a mantra such as “I am grateful for____” as you breathe out slowly. Let the feeling of gratitude flow through you and fill your awareness with loving energy.
As you meditate on aspects of your life for which you are grateful, focus on qualities that will expand your positive energy and strengthen your love for life. You can do Gratitude Meditation just about anywhere, at any time of the day. The best place is somewhere you’re comfortable and where you won’t be disturbed for a few minutes. Ideally, it will also be somewhere that brings to mind good things, such as your family or a special place.
At the end of the day, gratitude is a great practice, whether you’re using it to manifest what you want or simply to live in a more positive and fulfilled way. Giving thanks can help you appreciate what you have in your life, make the most of what you don’t, and greatly increase your quality of life.
So next time you find yourself fretting over how much better your life would be if only this one little thing were different, try using the power of gratitude to manifest that little thing into existence. It could be just what your life—and your magic—have been waiting for.