Cultivating Gratitude Enriches Your Life!
A Self Esteem Exercise
By cultivating gratitude, you begin a cycle that actually attracts healthy self esteem, a positive attitude and good things into your life. No matter who you are, what circumstances you are facing, or how overwhelming life may seem at times, there are always reasons to be thankful. When you live your life with an attitude of thankfulness, you begin to see yourself and the world in a different light.
When you acknowledge What Is Right In My Life, you experience greater joy, confidence, and trust in your ability to successfully meet and deal with the challenges of life. Problems do not seem as overwhelming when you take a few moments each day to count your blessings and appreciate those who enrich your lives.
Begin cultivating gratitude by making a gratitude list and read it regularly as a reminder to be thankful everyday. Research has shown that people who practice gratitude everyday are healthier and happier. What are you grateful for?
Directions for Using a Gratitude List
- Get started by picking items from our list, below, that reflect what you are grateful for or create your own list.
- Read your list aloud, slowly and actually feeling grateful.
- Notice how you feel, when you make the time for cultivating gratitude. For example, when I focus on the items on my gratitude list my energy changes. My mind slows down, my breath deepens, my self esteem is enhanced and I embody a positive attitude. I connect to my heart-centered essence feeling calm, peaceful and relaxed.
A daily practice of cultivating gratitude, can transform your thoughts and as a result enrich your life.
I am grateful for….
A gratitude list is the perfect way to begin cultivating gratitude in your life. Read it daily and add to it regularly. Soon, being thankful will come naturally, and you will begin to enjoy all the benefits of a life governed by gratitude.
Try another gratitude activity - Use our Gratitude Journal Worksheet.
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For more Self Esteem Exercises see our Self Esteem Activities.