It doesn’t matter if you’re having a hard time or if things are going brilliant knowing how to practice gratitude is something you really should know, as well as actually do it.
It’s easy to get stuck in the moment, bogged down in a bad situation and start cursing your life. It’s also easy for me to say you should practice gratitude if you are having a bad time, I’m not the one going through it.
Practicing gratitude is not something that comes naturally to anybody, the only people that appear to do it are the ones that have had some severe adversity and it gives them an appreciation for when things are going okay.
We become very overwhelmed and have a razor sharp awareness for what we lose when things go wrong. This includes simple things like breathing clearly when you have a cold, some free time when the kids are on holiday or the Internet when it is offline. I know, I’ve cursed my internet many times when its unavailable even for a few seconds.
So let’s have a few tips.
This all might seem obvious but how often do you actually practice gratitude?
Article exercise: Pick one of the five tips above and do it for 7 days.
Updated for 2023