In today's busy world we are bombarded everyday by images of what our perfect life should look like. You only have to turn on the TV to see the latest products promising us skin that's ten years younger if we use their cream.
When we see these images around us everyday we can start to feel discontent in our own lives. Sometimes it can feel like everyone around us has a much better life than us after we have browsed Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Everyone's lives look like a party and it can make you feel like your life is boring and dull.
When we are not satisfied with our lives, we have a tendency to look at all the negative things in our lives. We can start to live inside our heads instead of staying in the present. We start to get frustrated and feel down about how unfair life is.
We are all guilty of this at times and it can be hard to break the cycle once it starts. It's hard to find the positive when we are so quick to point out all the negatives to ourselves.
Gratitude is a good place to start to break the negative cycle. You can begin slowly and start to feel better quickly.
Gratitude is being grateful for all we DO have in our lives. It doesn't have to be big things. We can start by being grateful for having running water when so many don't.
I practice this everyday to help keep my mindset positive on a daily basis and works best when incorporated into your daily routine.
The more grateful we feel for what we have, the more we find to be grateful for.
I'm not a morning person and can be prone to being negative first thing so this really helps me out.
I start as soon as I wake up, I think about one small thing I'm grateful for each morning. It can be the coffee my husband brought me. It could be the weather if it's a sunny day.
Each morning I try to think of 5 things I'm grateful for.
Try it out and see for yourself how it can change your mindset.
When we stay in a positive grateful mindset there is no room to let your mind wander into a negative spiral. Stress diminishes and we start to feel more relaxed.