Here at Gardenuity, we believe that gratitude is what keeps us grounded. When you are constantly focused on growing bigger, stronger, and better, it’s crucial that you take the time to recognize what has allowed you to grow so greatly, and give your many thanks.
In this life, it is sadly very easy to let thankfulness fall to the wayside, especially when it comes to wanting more than what we already have. This year, make it a year full of gratitude for the love and growth that your life is already bursting with, and look forward with hope that the right opportunities will fall into your path.
Why is Gratitude Important?
Each individual on this planet expresses gratitude in a unique way; regardless of how thankfulness is expressed, it is essential that we find a way to do so. The act of being grateful allows a person to recognize the ways in which they are lucky, whether this is something tangible or not.
According to this article by Harvard University, Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier, instilling a habit of gratefulness into your life allows you to have a generally more positive outlook on life; you will build stronger relationships, have a larger amount of positive emotions and you will have an easier time navigating conflict, if it should come.
If feelings of gratitude are not a large part of your life now, this does not mean that you are not a grateful person; it’s never too late to start honing in on the practice of expressing gratitude in your life. If you want to be more thankful for what you already have, and dwell less on what it is that you do not have, turn to emphasizing gratitude.
You can instill more gratitude in your daily life by looking at all of the goodness that surrounds you – find the things that are good, and take note of what resonates with you. Remember that this is a practice, and while it may be difficult at first, it will grow easier over time.
10 Ways to Grow Gratitude
- Spend Time in Your Garden
- Keep a Gratitude Journal
- Find Thankfulness for Being Challenged
- Practice Mindfulness
- Give Yourself Space to Express Thoughts and Emotions
- Spend Time with Loved Ones
- Write A Letter of Thanks
- Thank Yourself for your Hard Work
- Find Your Own Meditation
If you’re specifically looking for a way to communicate your gratitude with those in your life who help you grow, now is the perfect opportunity. The act of recognizing your support system is a step in the direction of a daily practice of gratitude. To learn more, take a look at this article about recognizing those who help you blossom.
Get to Growing
There is truly no time like the present to start working towards a more grateful and grounded lifestyle. This is not always the easiest thing to do, but if you’re reading this, you have already done the hard part of recognizing how you would like to grow.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, take some time and go calm your mind in your garden. There, you will find tranquility, steady hands, and the chance to reflect on what you are thankful for most.