5 GRATITUDE RITUALS YOU CAN START TODAY
Simple rituals can become catalysts that completely shift your life in a brighter direction.
And one of the easiest ways to shift the frequency of your life, and your spirit, is by practicing gratitude. We tend to take things for granted once we get used to them, or when we feel overwhelmed by the daily grind, but practicing gratitude shifts your energy and sends ripples throughout your life, bringing you a treasure of blessings in return.
There’s no time like the present moment so use this day to inspire a gratitude ritual that you can practice all year long. You can create a daily practice for yourself, or you can try one of the rituals we’ve gathered below.
5 Gratitude Rituals You Can Start Today
- 1.Steep a cup of hot tea in the morning and drop into a mindful moment of appreciation. Fill yourself with gratitude for waking up to a new day, for your healthy body, for the people in your life, for the talents and skills you have. Follow your thoughts of gratitude wherever they go. Even if you can think of just one thing or person, linger there and let the feeling of appreciation fill you up with love.
2.Take a daily walk and give yourself some time to breathe in fresh air and release any stress or frustration. Give thanks to the trees for the air you can breathe. Give thanks to the sky for the feeling of expansion and unlimited growth. Give thanks to the blessings you have and all the blessings that are coming your way. Use this time to think about what you love about your life.
3.When you eat dinner, name one thing that you’re thankful for about the day. Maybe it’s an old friend you bumped into, recognition you received at work or positive feedback from a client, or even a funny meme or story that made you laugh until you cried. If you eat with your family, encourage each person to share one thing they’re grateful for as well.
4.Light a candle and write a list in your journal or speak out loud about all the things you love. I love my morning rituals. I love my family. I love my home. I love my career or my business. I love my friends. I love being able to take a walk everyday. I love long baths and candlelit dinners. I love my new fall fragrance. I love my favorite coffee shop. I love my new hairstyle or the fabulous new dress I just bought.
5.Put on your favorite upbeat songs and dance around your home as you think about the blessings in your life. Feel the energy of appreciation flow through your body and revel in that frequency. Let the feeling of abundance and gratitude fill your cup until it runneth over.
Your life is a cornucopia of family and community, lessons and blessings, experiences and feelings as you journey though it all. And all of it helps you learn and grow, which is exactly what you’re here to do.
So spend a little time each day recognizing and appreciating what’s working and what’s bringing you joy. Give thanks for the lessons and the experiences. When you do this, you’ll begin to notice shifts in your mindset, your well-being and your life.
With a daily gratitude ritual, you’ll quickly discover that the feeling of gratitude is truly a frequency that attracts many blessings.
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