Often in our daily lives we take even the simple things for granted, I know certainly I do, It’s only when our lives take a turn for the worst that we recognise these simple acts and wish we were back to normal. During the past year I have started to become more grateful for the simple things and it’s made such a difference to both my mindset and the way I live my life. Here are 3 simple ways to become more grateful in daily life:
- Making a list of what you are thankful for: this could be simple things like being healthy, fit, having a great group of friends or family around you. Looking back at this list when your not having a great day can always bring your mood to one more positive.
- Recognise the good in every day: as in one of my previous posts just listing 2 or 3 things each day that have made your day better such as one of your colleagues bringing in cakes (always makes your day better!) or finishing the project you have been working on. If your really struggling for ideas even simpler things such as getting a good night’s sleep or the weather can make you more positive!
- Showing kindness: Just spare a moment for those less fortunate than you that can’t afford the nice luxuries you have in your life. It amazes me how grateful one person can be for a small act of kindness whether you are buying a drink and some food to a homeless person or smiling at strangers in the street. It costs nothing to show kindness and can make you feel a whole lot better about your day!
So try being more grateful you will be surprised how much better and positive you can feel! If you’ve enjoyed this post please follow my blog for the latest updates! Have you got other ways of being more grateful if so please share in the comments below!