Gratitude and Mindfulness
All of us have our days packed with lots of work to be completed. We hardly get time to do anything for ourselves. Sometimes too much work can become overwhelming and can lead to anxiety and depression.
Being grateful and mindful can help you maintain a balance in your life.
In simple terms, gratitude means to appreciate and be thankful for everything in your life. It relates to anything which makes you fortunate and blessed.
Gratitude helps a person to be in a better mood, reduce anxiety, lower stress levels, increases self-esteem, and improves the overall life.
Mindfulness means to be aware of the present moment and to be non-judgmental about everything.
Gratitude and being mindful go hand in hand. They help an individual to be happy for everything he has and acknowledge his blessings. Being grateful doesn’t mean that a person will not go through hard times. It means that even though a person has to face hard time and struggles, mindfulness and gratitude helps to:
- · Learn from that experience.
- · To be non judgmental of what happened.
- · Helps not to feel depressed or stressed.
Tips to practice Gratitude and Mindfulness together :
Meditation helps your body to calm down and helps a person to be aware of the present moment. It helps you to focus and let go of negativity. Gratitude helps a person to be thankful for every breath he takes. There are different apps on mobiles which a person can download and start meditation. You just need ten minutes in a day to find time to meditate and relax yourself. It will help you to see clearly what you are thankful for. It could be for your life, family, friends, food, health, anything.
2. Gratitude Jar:
Keeping a jar and putting in slips of what you are thankful for everyday is very helpful too. On the days when you are feeling low and sad, read what you wrote and put in the jar. It will definitely brighten up your day.
3. Gratitude Journal:
Keeping a small notebook or a diary is always helpful in your gratitude journey. Make a routine of writing in it every day of what you are grateful for. Try to write it every day, either the first thing in the morning or the last the last thing before you go to bed.
4. Make a gratitude group:
Some people work better in a group. They, feel motivated if they have someone else along with them doing the same thing. Take out some time every day with your friend or a family member and talk or write what you are grateful for.
Gratitude and mindfulness help you to enjoy the present moment in life and helps to let go negativity from your life.
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