Hello Everyone, sorry it has been a while since my last post. This illness got the best of me and my family. We are doing much better and it is my intention to post one a week again. I hope you are all doing well. I am grateful for my family, friends and all of you. It is important to me to let everyone know I appreciate them and am grateful to have them in my life. With being so sick there were days I wondered if I would lose my spouse or even if I would make it. This is why my post is about being gratitude.
Gratitude: The Personal Development Tool
If you are serious about improving yourself, you need to know there are a few different ways you can accomplish that. In addition, you need to know is imperative that you start somewhere. Often, all the personal development tools that are out there overwhelm people. That leads to no improvement whatsoever.
A great tool for you, if you are serious about improving your personal development, is to think of the concept of gratitude. Gratitude is something that can be exceedingly helpful to you in your quest to better yourself, and here are some ways you can put gratitude to work for you.
Think about what you are grateful for every morning. For most people, waking up is a chore. They wish they could sleep more often and they don’t cherish the idea of waking up and going to work. Even more, reason for you to make a real effort to get up in the morning giving thanks instead of complaining. Then, you start your day on a high note and you start helping good things to happen.
Now, it does not matter who you give thanks to. If you are religious, you may wish to thank God, but if you are not, it is as acceptable to just feel the gratitude in your heart.
Keeping a journal about the things you are grateful/thankful for can help with your gratitude. Keep the journal with you at all times so you can jot down notes if you need to. That way, whenever you are feeling down, or as if you don’t have anything, you can open your gratitude journal and see all the things you like about your life. It doesn’t have to be huge things you are thankful for, either. Even if you are thankful for jellybeans, that counts!
Express your gratitude for those around you who make your life a better place. We all spend a lot of time complaining about the people who make us miserable, why not take that time and talk to people who make us happy!
Look for ways to show your gratitude to people. You may not have much money, but you can write them a kind note. You can do them a favor, or babysit, or cook them a meal. Showing your gratefulness helps other people do the same. Everyone has a tough time in life, so it is a good thing when you can alleviate someone else’s suffering.
Finally, be mindful of times during the day where you were not grateful, but could have been. The more you see positive the better you will feel and attract others to you. We need to remember the good things in life. There is enough negativity in the world today so, let us not add to it. This teaches you how to act in the future.
As you can see now, gratitude can be an important part of your life. Even if you start with just a little gratitude, it can grow into something that is beautiful in your life. If you want to see your life blossom, become someone who is more grateful.
Personal development is one of the most important things you will do for yourself and your business. One way I have learned some of my personal development has been from Jay and Stuart who are my mentors along with a whole community of others whom inspire me and encourage me. If you are interested in learning more about Jay and Stuart click here.
As always be safe and blessed in your journey, please like, share or leave me a comment. Looking forward to hearing from you.