Taking Mindful Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving

11/14/2017 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, reminders to be thankful surround us. It's easy to say "thank you" this time every year! But all too often, once Thanksgiving is over, we plunge into the hustle and bustle of the holidays and our mindset switches abruptly to shopping, eating, presents, while losing sight of our gratitude becomes easier and easier.

Expressing gratitude is such a vital component contributing to our overall well-being, and should be included in our everyday actions and habits to boost joy, mental clarity, fulfillment, and even improve relationships and physical health! We want to share a few tips to integrating gratitude into your daily life all year long.

Thoughts.

This is one of our favorite ways to connect and experience mindfulness through our gratitude practice, as the mind is so powerful. Sit in a quiet place for one minute or ten minutes, it's completely up to you, and think of who and what you are thankful for in that moment. Try not to strain or pressure yourself, but sit quietly and listen to your own heart. Let your thoughts flow freely.

Words.

For some, it might be more impactful to speak their graciousness aloud. This is great to do first thing in the morning before getting out of bed. Set your intention for the day by saying good morning to the world and vocally expressing that which you are thankful for this day. In doing this before your feet even hit the floor, you will set the tone for the day in powerful positivity.
Bonus Tip: Try this to help redirect your negative thoughts to positive energies!

Writing.

Journaling your thoughts is an incredible way to get started on your gratitude journey. We recommend starting small and jotting down one thing you are thankful for that day. Whether it be on your laptop or piece of paper, in the morning or at night before bed, this will ignite a healthy habit for your mind. Then grow from here! When you are comfortable, maybe begin to write more than one thing, or expand on the thoughts - why is this meaningful and important to your life? What actions can you take to reciprocate the love?

Be Present.

This applies to any and every situation life hands you. Being fully present in every moment connects you and grows you to give you the awareness to be grateful in that moment. You are alive, you are enough, and you are powerful!

There is no right or wrong way to practice gratitude and it has the same power when practiced silently in your heart or out loud. Choose a way method that works for you, or switch it up day-to-day! Then notice your enhanced connection with the world around you!

Have a favorite way to express gratitude? We'd love to hear! Post your unique strategies in the comments below!





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