3 Ways On How To Be Grateful In Life (And Be Happy)

Last Update on August 11, 2020 : Published on February 3, 2020

“Lie down on the bed, close your eyes, take a deep breath and say thanks for everything you have.”

 We all carry a common tendency of looking at things that we do not possess. It could be a lot of money, a desirable partner or a lavish lifestyle. Little do we forget what already backs us up! Yes, we know we have so much already but even then we forget it all. A PAUSE is what you need! ‘Thank You for your great help’ in your heart and mind is all you need.

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”

How Gratitude And Happiness Are Connected?

It is scientifically proven that positive emotions are more prominent in people who appreciate what is present in their lives. Their mind is usually satisfied with what is already present. And when they aim to achieve new highs in life, they do not forget to thank what is present and even thankful for what is achieved.

How Gratitude And Happiness Are Connected

As you force yourself to think happy moments and positive aspects of life, you will notice that happiness generates within. In fact, when two different groups were researched; where one is telling themselves ‘Thank you for everything’ and the other is having a routine life; former were found to be happy.

 #Way 1: Give Yourself Time EVERY Night For 10 Minutes

Make it a ritual if you are looking for ways on how to be grateful towards life. While you lie down on the bed, breathe deep and join your hands. Now tell yourself all the good things that happened today and smile on your own.

If you are starting it from now, you can think of the things you have today like home, parents, pet, food, money, eyes, arms, ears, music and every single thing you can think of. And in a day or two, make it a habit every day!

Notice the change within you after a month! And don’t forget to tell us if it worked.

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#Way 2: Start Saying “Thank You” To Others

Yes, it is about your own happiness! Once you tell people you love that you love them or you are thankful that they are in your life, there will be an immense amount of satisfaction within. Imagine leaving a thanks note at your friend’s desk for being there and sharing his lunch. Not only you but he will also get a smile on his face.

Even if you praise your partner for his good work and tell him that you are proud of him for something, next time he will put in more effort to make you happy.

 #Way 3: Notice Little Things You Possess

 Have some mindfulness and start noticing things around you and you possess. These things could be like being able to breathe, have a good sleep, hear the music of birds, have your family at home, using the internet, having a smartphone and even able to drink clean water.

When you notice these things, we are sure life becomes easy. Don’t let happiness be wrapped in the bubbles but let them fly through the gratitude for everything you possess.

Thank You!

Even while writing this article, I am being thankful for my keyboard, internet connection, the knowledge I possess and spectacles I am wearing. Yes, taking them all granted is stupidity as without any of it, I wouldn’t have been where I am today. And yes, I am absolutely thankful to you for being here and spare the minutes of joy!

In the end, I would say once again, just be happy and be grateful!

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About The Author

Akanksha Soni

Akanksha is an active lifestyle blogger and writer at Calmsage. She has learnt various lessons on happiness and methods to fight depression through 'Gurus' as well as own experiences. An ardent practitioner of Yoga and meditation, she keeps traveling, writes and interacts with people to feel alive.

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