Gratitude can be understood as a warm feeling of thankfulness or appreciation experienced by people in the moment, or upon reflection. This feeling may be directed towards the world, or towards specific individuals, an impersonal source like nature or a heavenly being and even oneself.
When a person feels grateful for what they have received or experienced, they may express it in many ways.
But what can we do to make this feeling of gratitude show up often? Why would we want to do that?
Studies show that practising gratitude regularly and consistently can positively impact one’s emotional wellbeing, enhanced empathy, stronger relationships, all of this in turn can lead to improved physical health as well and build stronger coping mechanisms for dealing with stressful situations as well.
We can cultivate gratitude in our life by :
– Keeping a gratitude journal and noting down what you are #grateful for during the day
– Looking inward to your body and notice various elements of the body and the senses may also generate #appreciation for your body
– Looking beyond the grand #gestures of what you may see around you and searching for the small things that go a long way to provide support
Can you think of 3 things you are grateful for in this moment?