The Power of Gratitude

Updated: Oct 14, 2019

3 Simple steps to bring gratitude into your life.


There has been a growing trend and renewed interest in gratitude and the positive impact it can have on how we feel. It is a very powerful and effective tool as other than the cost of a little of our time, it can be easily achieved.


Gratitude is a powerful emotion that helps us to feel better both physically and emotionally, reduces stress or tension and improves our confidence and self esteem, but what exactly is Gratitude?


The Oxford English Dictionary defines Gratitude as, "The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness."


Here at The Rainbow Rooms the aim to keep everything as simple as possible so, I would like to share how to accomplish Gratitude in just 3 steps:


Consider what you are grateful for.


Reflect.


Think about everything in your life and what comes to mind. Don't judge, give gratitude for anything, no matter how silly or insignificant you think it may be. Try to come up with at least one thing to be grateful for every day. Perhaps include Gratitude as part of your bedtime routine.


Write it down.


There is something powerful about writing something down and making it physical. Write down on a piece of paper, in your journal or wherever works for you, what you are grateful for and why? Provide as many reasons as you can why you are thankful, for example,


'I'm thankful for the yummy food for dinner today because it nourishes my body and gives me energy.'

or

'I am grateful for the parking space the appeared just when I needed it so I wasn't late for my appointment.'


Review it regularly.


Once you have written them down, don't forget to set aside some time to review. You could look back at what you have written each week or each month and see what a great period it was for abundance in your life. Reaching for them and reviewing this abundance anytime you are feeling a little low is particularly empowering too.


I found this great quote on Gratitude, by Melody Beattie.


"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity, it makes sense of our past, brings peace to today and creates vision for tomorrow."


I would really love to hear your thoughts on Gratitude. What are you grateful for today?