Our lives have gotten so hectic, haven’t they? We are so busy in our daily chores we’re forgetting to be grateful with our blessings.
Here are 5 easy steps to counting your blessings for a spiritual boost.
1. Start Small
Easing into any habit is usually the best approach. By making it easier on yourself, you’ll be more inclined to continue moving forward.
So, try not to put too much pressure on yourself to come up with grand examples of gratitude when you’re just starting out.
Just appreciating the bed where you’re starting and ending the day can be something to add to your initial list.
Sometimes simply recognizing a tiny blessing can have a big impact.
2. Add It On
A helpful method for remembering your new gratitude habit is to add it on to your existing routine.
Whatever you normally do in the morning and night, be sure to include a few minutes to think of what makes you feel fortunate.
For example, if you have tea every morning, this would be a good connection to make. Sitting down to tea will soon become a reminder to contemplate on your three things.
3. Create Visual Reminders
If you find yourself forgetting to do it or skipping out on your new task, add some visual cues to your environment. Post-it notes are great for this.
Stick one on your nightstand. Add another to your bathroom mirror. Technology comes in handy for reminders, as well.
Set an alarm on your phone so that you don’t leave the house or fall asleep without taking time to consider what makes you feel thankful.
4. Turn It Around
You can also try the opposite. Turn complaints around into something positive. Maybe you wake up with a sore back and don’t want to get out of bed.
It may seem obvious, but reminding yourself that you’re in overall good health and that you have a safe place to sleep can do wonders for your outlook.
Try to find the silver lining. It really works.
5. Take Notes
A good habit can be jotting things down during the day as they happen. It only takes a few seconds to make a note of what you feel grateful for in that moment. You can reflect on it later during your quiet bedtime routine.
Hopefully, you now see how getting into the habit of recognizing the good thing in life really isn’t all that difficult. A few small changes to your routine and you’ll find it’s actually quite easy to implement this practice.
One really easy way to get started on a gratitude practice is to make a habit of counting your blessings both morning and night.
You don’t even have to write them down, as in a gratitude journal, if that seems too overwhelming.
Simply taking a few minutes when you wake up and before you go to bed is enough to begin cementing this new practice into your routine.
Before long, you’ll be easily noticing that blessing abound.
In addition, focusing on your spirituality first thing in the morning does two important things for you.
1. By setting aside time early in the morning, you won’t get interrupted and no matter how hectic the rest of your day goes, you have these few moments for yourself.
2. It sets the mood for the rest of your day. You’ll find yourself becoming a more spiritual person throughout the rest of your busy day by focusing on it as soon as you wake up.
Not only will these few minutes lift you up, they will carry you through the rest of your busy day. Give it a try and you may just find yourself being calmer, more centered and happier than before.
Being surrounded by news and reports of unpleasant things and it’s no wonder many crave a simpler and more spiritual life.
Pick an activity you can do for a few minutes in the morning that is spiritual. Read the Bible, a motivational book, do some meditation or try journaling.
Start your day off with 15 minutes of doing something to nourish your soul. Make it a daily habit and watch how it will transform the rest of your day.
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