3 Good Things that help develop an attitude of gratitude

“I’ve never met a thankful person who is bitter or a bitter person who is thankful”

Today is world Gratitude day but in my opinion every day should be gratitude day. I truly believe in the transformational power of Gratitude. It is about so much more than just saying thank you – it’s about not taking things for granted and having a sense of appreciation and thankfulness for things in life, no matter how small. People who are grateful tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled.

Practising being grateful can help you cope with stress and can even have a beneficial effect on heart rate. This action is easy to do, and its benefits have been scientifically proven. In tests, people who tried it each night for just one week were happier and less depressed 1, 3 and 6 months later.


Why do it? From ancient times to today’s most recent science, gratitude is known to be good for us. Science is showing that gratitude is important for how good we feel psychologically and socially. It increases how much positive emotion we feel and decreases negative emotion. It has also been shown to reduce health complaints and help us cope with difficulties. Yet it isn’t always our automatic response. We often take the good things in our lives for granted. We have a natural focus on what goes wrong in our daily lives often going over and over these things in our head. We are quick to notice even the smallest of problems, yet we rarely spend any time at all dwelling on the good things. Things that brought us a quick smile or felt good are all too often forgotten or perhaps not even noticed in the first place. So, we must consciously learn to get into the habit of being grateful.

So a it is a very simple thing to do with an incredibly powerful impact. It’s about taking the time to notice the good things in our lives and get more from these. So how do i do it…simples
Develop an attitude of gratitude with “3 GOOD THINGS”
Each day write down 3 good things that happened. They can be anything you feel good about or grateful for, big or small. Even on a bad day there are normally some things you can feel good about. It does not mean you are ignoring the bad things; it just helps focus the attention more on the positive rather than dwelling on the negative.Then share with friends and family one or more of your good things

Now repeat this activity at the end of each day for a week. Use the sheet below to keep a record of you 3 good things over the course of the week and try to include why you felt these things were good. If for some reason you miss a day or can only think of two, don’t worry, just carry on the next day try telling your family and friends and asking them about theirs too.

If you are ready not only to create a “grateful” life but a great life, then why not pop over to www.inshineout.com and book in for a complimentary discovery call. I will find out how life feels for you right now, how you would like it to feel instead and how my 12 week coaching programme, I Shine Out can help. Imagine what it would feel like to love yourself, every part of your life, knowing you are on your right path and as well having the confidence and resilience to deal with whatever life throws at you. Imagine that. I want you to love your life but you can’t do that if you do not know what it is or wha’ts gettign in your way. One day or day one your choice. I’d love to have a chat.

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