Well, you know there is always a saying, you need to count your blessings. Often guided by elders when we were young. It took a while for me to understand how it affects our mindset:
When you count your blessings, you pay attention to the positive side of things that you are grateful for. There is an immediate shift of mindset from negativity or neutral to a positive frame of mind. Your way of looking at a situation changes. Whatever looked like a hurdle might look like a stepping stone to you. For example, when you are in a happy mood you listen to your favorite music, but the same music when in bad mood might sound terrible. It’s the same with gratitude, when you count your blessings, you are happy which makes you look at things from a different perspective. So, you will be able to handle a situation much better.
Counting gratitude does not happen instantly. You need to practice your mind to keep counting blessings every time, to a stage when you will start telling to yourself, whatever happens, is for our good.
There are simple ways of practicing gratitude:
Write a gratitude journal: It is the best way of writing consciously what you are grateful for.
Say that you!: Be kind by offering gratitude to others. Forgive others and thank them for the experience they have given you.
Spend time in nature: This is something that I strongly believe in. Walk around in the forest, look at the night sky. You will surely be grateful for all the things around you!
You can also read the poetry book written by me: ‘Treasures of life‘– a collection of illustrated poetry on emotions and blessings, written with an intention to create a different perception on reality of life.