The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude is a very high vibrational energy and one of the most powerful energies in the universe. Gratitude is described as: The Great Attitude.

Gratitude produces feelings of joy and self acceptance says Dr. Robert Anderson. Being grateful for what you have instead of worrying about what you are lacking helps to let go of negative thoughts and attitudes.

Louise Hay of Hay House says she is thankful for every bill she receives, and thankful for the money to pay it. It makes sense that she is now an internationally recognized name and owns one of the biggest publishing houses in the world.

There is something magical about being thankful and appreciative for everything you experience. It stops you from focusing on the negative which is very easy to do. Somehow your mind seems addicted to worry, but gratitude can help break that cycle.

Thoughts create your reality, so by focusing on what you are thankful for will attract more of that into your world. When you practice it often, it will become second nature. So make your focus positive and practice giving thanks for everything.

Studies have shown that it’s very healthy to keep a gratitude journal, and every night before drifting off to sleep, review all that has happened during the day for which you are grateful.

Grateful people sleep better, and this seems to be because they think less negative and more positive thoughts just before going to sleep.

Science tells us that an “attitude of gratitude” is a good health choice. Being more grateful more often makes us happier and more optimistic. But gratitude also adds to the bottom line – in very real ways. And the best about gratitude is that it requires little time and no money.

Here are five reasons gratitude improves your productivity and results:

Gratitude attracts what we want. The universal law says that you will attract into your life the things you think about and focus on. Since this is true, wouldn’t you want more of what you are thankful for? Remember that when you are consciously aware of your blessings, and are grateful for them, you are focusing more clearly on what you do want in your life – and are attracting more of those things into your life.

Gratitude improves relationships. We learn the importance of saying “thank you” as little children. We are taught that habit because it is “good manners.” This childhood lesson is extremely powerful. Think about those people that you know who are most appreciative of you – and let you know it. How do you feel about them? Does their appreciation positively impact your relationship with them? Of course it does! Be grateful for people, their contributions, their talents and their actions – and make sure you let them know how you feel.

Gratitude reduces negativity. It is hard to be negative about your situation when you are thinking about things for which you are grateful. One of the fastest ways to improve your mood or outlook is to count your blessings.

Gratitude improves problem solving skills. Too often you look at problem solving with a very jaded view. “Something is wrong. You have barriers in your way. Then, you have to put in effort to fix it.” Conversely, when you think about what you are grateful for you open your mind up to new possibilities and connections. Grateful people also have less negative coping strategies, being less likely to try to avoid the problem, deny there is a problem, blame themselves, or cope through substance use.

Gratitude helps you learn. Behind every problem lies an opportunity. Being grateful for your situation, even if you don’t like everything about it – allows you to be thankful for the opportunity to learn something new.

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