Importance of Gratitude practice
Why is it important to practice gratitude
Practicing Gratitude is a powerful tool, its practice has been emphasized in all spiritual practices. At Shakti Aerial Yoga, we began a 7 day Gratitude challenge to help you begin this journey. Importance of Gratitude practice has gained a lot of attention in recent years, with more and more people incorporating it into their daily lives.
Here are some reasons why gratitude practice is important:
- Improved mental health: Gratitude practice has been shown to improve mental health by reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Increased happiness: Focusing on what we are grateful for can help us feel more content and happy in our lives.
- Better relationships: Expressing gratitude to others can strengthen relationships and increase feelings of connection.
- Increased resilience: Gratitude practice can help us bounce back from difficult situations and increase our ability to cope with challenges.
- Improved physical health: Studies have shown that practicing gratitude can lead to improved sleep, lower blood pressure, and reduced symptoms of illness.
- Increased empathy: Gratitude practice can increase our ability to understand and empathize with others, leading to stronger relationships and a more compassionate society.
Overall, incorporating gratitude practice into our daily lives can have a significant positive impact on our mental and physical well-being, as well as our relationships with others. Lets begin a 7 day gratitude challenge:
Practicing gratitude is always in season.
Begin with Self Study on your first day, any revelations to your self through self study write them in your journal.
Self Study: Adjusting Our Mindset
As we move forward, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on how our past experiences have influenced who we are today. Let’s be grateful for the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Additionally, consider recreating past situations in your mind. How would you have preferred things to play out? By doing so, you can train your mind to expect positive outcomes and let go of negative memories.
Morning Gratitude Ritual
Try Out the Morning Gratitude Ritual. Every morning begin your day by listing at least three things you’re thankful for.
Share your gratitude ritual with someone and watch your joy grow.
Reflect on the Impact of Gratitude
How did focusing on gratitude affect your mindset and outlook on the day? Did starting your day this way make a difference? In what ways did this day improve for you?
Tip: Keep the List Going!
Feeling extra grateful today? Don’t stop at three! Keep the list going and see how much joy you can create.
Appreciate all your blessings in the NOW
The Power of Gratitude: Appreciating What You Have to Achieve Your Dreams
It’s easy to get caught up in pursuing the next big goal and forget to appreciate the progress you’ve already made. Gratitude practice is a powerful motivator. Take a moment to reflect on all that you’ve accomplished and what you currently have. Expressing gratitude for your present circumstances can help you recognize the value of your hard work and discipline, and fuel your drive to pursue your future dreams and goals.
Recognizing Life’s Simple Blessings
It’s easy to take life’s little joys for granted and brush them off as “normal.” For instance, waking up to a new day, receiving kind gestures from loved ones, and carrying out our daily routines in a healthy body. It’s common to hear the phrase “same old sh*t, different day.” If you knew that today was your last day, and somehow you were granted another chance to live, waking up to a new day would be the greatest gift imaginable!
The Power of Gratitude
It’s easy to get caught up in pursuing our dreams and striving for the next big achievement. Taking a moment to be grateful of our accomplishments can be incredibly rewarding. Don’t overlook what you have already achieved; take some time to reflect on your accomplishments and express your gratitude.
By doing this, you will come to appreciate all of your hard work and dedication that has gotten you to where you are today. This renewed sense of appreciation will inspire you to continue working towards your dreams and goals with renewed energy and passion.
Self reflection and Journaling
Hopefully by now you are journaling. To assist you here are some very helpful prompts:-Self-Reflection Prompts:
Here are some prompts to help you reflect on your day and show gratitude for the people and things in your life:
Today, I feel most inspired to achieve these things …
What obstacles did I face today, and how can I learn from them?
What did I excel at today?
Take a moment to appreciate the people in your life who matter most to you …
Share an example of how you showed kindness today …
Keep it going, let your heart space expand
Embracing Grateful Living Beyond the 7-Day Challenge
Congratulations, you have completed the gratitude challenge! Let’s work towards Grateful living, apply gratitude practice in our daily lives.
The challenge i designed to be a fleeting experience. It is meant to help us learn more about gratitude practice and how we can incorporate it in our daily life. My personal experience with the challenge was breathtaking.
Here are some ways I learned to express gratitude throughout the challenge:
Writing down three blessings at the end of each day
Dancing, walking, singing or working out with gratitude in mind
Appreciating the things I normally take for granted
Expressing gratitude towards others
Ultimately, the challenge taught me that gratitude is the shortest route to happiness.
Love and Light