Starting The New Year With An Attitude Of Gratitude

5 expert tips to manifesting gratitude everyday

By now, you’ve successfully navigated the holidays and re-entered the daily grind. Some people even experience a post-holiday slump. Through these transitions, it can be easy to forget how lucky we are to have the precious gift of life. Practicing the law of attraction can bring to light all that the universe offers us. Being thankful for every ebb and flow of life – from its joy to its challenges – will open the heart, teaching us how to live in the moment.

To better understand how to manifest gratitude, try the following expert tips:

1. Practice makes perfect: 

Put gratitude into practice now and every day. Wondering how? 

According to a study at the University of Davis, gratitude journaling can make a significant difference in how you feel about your life. Rather than simply writing about your day, write three things you are grateful for. As a result, you can feel happier and more satisfied than if you wrote negative things or random things about your day

2. Thank others: 

daughter showing gratitudeAnother way to apply the principle of gratitude is to thank or compliment someone else each day.

According to one study, thanking your relationship partner can give you positive feelings about them and also make you more comfortable raising concerns about the relationship.

Another study conducted at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania shows that employers who thank their employees may receive increased work efforts.

3. Be present: 

yoga, meditationWhen things go wrong, and they may, use whatever tools you have to ground yourself. Deep breathing and meditation can be quite useful in this regard.

In fact, several studies have shown the benefits of gratitude meditation, beyond simply increasing your level of gratitude: decreased depression, increased trust, improved sense of well-being and better sleep.

4. You are what you think: 

Being positive brings joy, whereas being negative attracts negative energy right back to you. Try it on a small scale: Think about a penny and count how many times you notice pennies tomorrow. Or, remember the last time you were considering buying a certain type of car or dog. All of a sudden, did you begin to spot them everywhere?

Mary Sue Wallace, author of Becoming Wise, A New Hope For Humanity: Ushering in the Age of Genius, explains: “By combining the powers of the mind with positive thinking, everyone has the potential to pursue their desires, achieve their goals, and make their dreams come true. Stop thinking about what you don’t want and start thinking about what you do want instead.”

The subconscious mind works tirelessly to bring to you whatever it is you are directing it to bring, explains Wallace. As being positive directs the subconscious mind to bring you positive results, being grateful will bring things to be thankful for into your life.

Try this gratitude meditation about attracting what you want into your life.

5. Redirect negative beliefs:

Happy woman laughing with her dogWhen you feel yourself being negative, become aware of it and reframe these thoughts. Making this a part of your routine will make your life more enjoyable.

“Examine what it is that is bothering you, imagine the solution, your life without the problem, and focus on getting what is good for you,” Wallace says.

Gratitude is a thought and a feeling, which can be cultivated by bringing it forth in your mind. Set an intention to be thankful and focus your thoughts and energy on being grateful.

“Understanding that gratitude will attract you to things to be grateful for gives you the incentive to do the work,” Wallace concludes. There’s no better time than this very moment to begin expressing an attitude of gratitude.

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