One of the best ways to put yourself in a better mindset is to challenge yourself to focus on gratitude.
Admittedly, showing gratitude and appreciation for your life can be hard. No doubt it’s easier to get overwhelmed by life problems and end up stuck in a downward cycle of negative thinking.
The problem with constant negative thinking is that it makes you focus on what you lack –lacking time, lacking money, lacking love, etc. But when you focus on gratitude, you direct your energy to show thankfulness for the things you have in your life, rather than obsess over the things that you do not have.
Gratitude allows you to operate from an abundance mindset, rather than a scarcity mindset. Creating this attitude of gratitude and abundance mindset does not simply happen overnight. It’s a habit that builds on itself the more you practice it. So how do you do it?
- First: You have to realize that like being happy, being grateful is a choice that you must make on your own.
- Second: You have to agree to work on expressing that gratitude throughout your daily life.
Free Gratitude Challenge Printable
I created the Free Gratitude Challenge Printable as a tool to help you be more intentional about cultivating gratitude in your life. This 28-day gratitude challenge will help you to practice simple thoughts of gratitude that you likely don’t even think about very often.
The first page of the gratitude challenge printable will give you a calendar view of all the gratitude prompts for the 4 weeks. The additional pages give you space to write short, thoughtful answers to each gratitude prompt.
If you prefer an option that is already printed and ready to use, then try my favorite gratitude journal…
The Daily Gratitude Journal is available for just $6.99 on Amazon if you’re like me and love writing in physical journals.
As you work on practicing gratitude, please remember that making it an effective habit won’t happen in the blink of an eye. It takes a little time and a little practice. You can read more about starting a gratitude practice by clicking here.