In the materialistic world that we live in, people are always striving for more. However, where most of us lack is appreciating what we already have and being grateful for that.
The air we breathe, our friends and family, good health are just few of the most valuable things we have in life. When we start acknowledging the importance of these things and appreciate them, it becomes a bit easier to be happier.
Here are some suggestions for practicing gratitude on a regular basis-
Concentrate on what you have
This practice leads to a calm and tranquil state of mind. You are able to think clearly when your mind is focused and quiet. This helps you bring out the best in yourself, allowing you to achieve more in life. Being happy with what you have doesn't imply you shouldn't strive for more, instead, it gives you the opportunity to focus more on what you have and give your best every day.
Power of giving
Even before you perform the act of giving, just thinking about it might make you joyful. Emotions, affection, care, blessings, and compassion are all things you can provide. You gain when you give but you lose when you grab. That is something we haven't grasped. As a result, we are takers rather than givers.
Write down your blessings
Start your day by listing five things you are grateful for. You may or may not believe in God but you should be conscious of the power that has bestowed several favors upon you. So, writing your blessings attracts more blessings and makes you more optimistic.
Power of doing good for others
Helping people to battle hard times or a simple gesture of solving a simple problem will not just make others happy, but will make you joyous too. Instill in yourself the value of helping others. Rather than instructing your mind to only work hard and make money, educate your mind and soul to help others. That will make your inner-self truly happy.
The practice of mindfulness meditation entails focusing on the current moment without making any judgments. Although many individuals concentrate on a single word or phrase such as "peace", you can also concentrate on what you're grateful for and that can be anything.