The Art of Gratitude, Part 2: Everyday

As modern day people we have the tendency to mock about pretty much everything. The weather is terrible. This garden is so ugly. I hate going to school. These examples. It’s so easy to think in a negative and ungrateful manner. So how can you shift from thinking this way to being grateful and positive? And why do we need to think more positively and grateful?

Being grateful has a lot of benefits,but most important being grateful makes you realise. It makes you realise what you have and to enjoy the little things in life. Gratitude makes you realise how blessed you are to be in a certain position in your life, or certain people or experiences. Practicing gratitude has made me more positive and happy. It also makes it easier for you to manifest things and goals into your life. In another post more on manifesting.

So let’s take one of the previous examples. I hate going to school. So you don’t like to go to school, that’s obvious. Now try to think of this in a positive way. School is not available for every one so, you at least get the opportunity to go to school. See what I did there. By taking a step away from the negativity and self-pity and taking a look at the bigger picture. Why do I feel ungrateful for this? How would someone in a completely different place and less fortunate think or feel about this? 

Actually positive thinking and gratitude isn’t that hard. It’s all about consistency. Gratitude is something one should try to show as much as possible. Daily is the best. But how do you show gratitude? You can do this in a few ways. If you enjoy writing, starting a gratitude journal would be great. You write down a list of things, people, experiences etc. you are grateful for. Others might like to say the words out loud instead of writing them done. But I would highly recommend you to write your list of gratitude down and then reading out loud, I found this to be the most effective way. 

My goal with this post is to make you think and try or learn something learn. I want to inspire all of you and show the importance of positive thinking and gratitude. Oh, and remember if you decide to start a daily gratitude journal, that even though you miss a day just keep going.

That’s all for now. Talk to you later! Have a blessed day and week! Love, Kim.

The Magic of Gratitude, Part 1: My Experience

Gratitude. A word with a life changing meaning if u truly understand it. Gratitude has positively changed my life drastically. Today I would love to talk with you about my experience with gratitude.

Since I started practicing gratitude, I started noticing how negative most people are. Constantly mocking about the weather, homework and work. I noticed getting caught up in this very negative and ungrateful space. People bringing others down or just simply being mean to others. 

Then I stumbled on some youtube videos talking about the magic of gratitude and explaining why gratitude is so important. It all seems so spiritual and dreamy, but once you start to think about it, it makes sense. See, people who are negative always seem to be stuck and attract bad luck. While happy and positive people seem to have a big amount of good luck and a perfect life. That’s the secret of gratitude. Once one starts being truly grateful for what they have or maybe even not yet, the universe will start giving them more of that.

I started meeting more people and making more friends. I passed my tests and didn’t have do redo the school year, which was my biggest worry. I started becoming way less sad and just overall more happy and positive. Stress was almost immediately disappearing, I started overcoming a bit of my shyness and started becoming more confident and focused in life. 

So changing my attitude towards life and practicing gratitude, has changed me and my life. The more I started using gratitude, I noticed my life changing the way I wanted it. I don’t know if there’s a specific path made for every one of us, but I am sure we can attract anything into our lives, if we truly want or wish. As long as we’re just grateful and keep dreaming and putting these dreams out into the universe.  In the next parts of The Magic of Gratitude, I’ll teach you how to practice gratitude in your everyday life. Talk to you soon,

Love, Kim!

Challenge: Start a gratitude notebook and write down a list of 10 things you’re truly grateful for.

About following your dreams…

We all want certain things in life. Some of us would love to travel more. Some of us would love to make more time for family. And some of us just want to live or work in a better environment. But at the end of the day, we all have something in common. Something we are all searching for, but only few will accomplish. We want to feel happy and fulfilled with ourselves and our life.

We always find reasons to not do the things we really want to do or experiences we want to get. The modern life is crushing our dreams and wishes. Society is telling us we can’t and we will never feel happy, unless we work a nine to five job and buy all these things we “need in our life”.

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The truth is actually that, over the years we have accepted that, we can’t do what we really desire. This because we probably aren’t good enough or don’t have enough time or money. This makes us never completely satisfied with our life. We will fill that void, that emptiness in our life with stuff. Buying the newest iPhone, the newest TV, the newest or most expensive car. Of course we don’t all do or buy these things. But for most of the modern day people that’s normal life. Get a nine to five job, get married, get 2.4 children and a dog. If you’re happy with that, feel free to click this blogpost away and I’m truly happy for you if that is what makes you happy. But that’s certainly not the way I want to live my life. With this blog I really want to encourage you to follow your dreams and desires.

Society is telling us we can’t and we will never feel happy, unless we work a nine to five job and buy all these things we “need in our life”.

Let’s stop making excuses and getting brainwashed by society, because we all are in/ some way. Let’s start making time for the things you love, but please don’t expect anything overnight. It takes some (hard) work to live, the life you want to live. It really is worth it. Start making baby steps everyday. If you spend 10 minutes of your day on something you would love to do more, you’re already way ahead of the people that stop dreaming and taking initiative. So in my blogposts I will encourage you to do what you love, to decide what you want to do with your life and feel the happiest you have ever been.

Challenge: take 5-10 minutes to brainstorm and write down all the things you would love to do (more).