There is a combination you have to find to harness the power of your mind, it is not as hard to find as you may think. Want to wake up one morning and find the answers to your questions float gently into your mind?
The Importance of Gratitude
Gratitude is the fastest, cheapest, easiest, and healthiest mood changer on the planet. Gratitude will change your mood within minutes. I would say seconds, but I am not trying to oversell gratitude here, but, believe me, it works.
It is the simplest things ever. When I first started using gratitude as my first choice to “feel better now,” I had two things, my niece and the sky (granted I live in San Francisco, we have beautiful sky, when it is not foggy.) What I am trying to say is that you can start with something as simple as that, not the beautiful niece, but the sky, and you can build up from there.
There are so many ways to practice the art of gratitude. Find a practice that works for you and one you can incorporate effortlessly into your everyday life.
Gratitude is the simple act of counting your blessings. Sometimes things seem too hard to find what the blessings are but even if you start small, the act of gratitude multiplies itself. You can start with one thing, then you have two, then you have four. Before you know it, you are beaming around town radiating gratitude.
How to Start a Daily Meditation Practice
It is important to start a daily meditation practice. Meditation is a tool that you can use to improve the quality of your life, hone your abilities, and reduce stress significantly. If you are anything like me, and can’t start a meditation practice to save your life, then, know that there is hope for you. Seriously, if I can do it, so can you. If meditation is a prelude to napping in your world, then there is hope for you.
If you don’t get what the heck meditation is all about, then there is hope for you, check out the benefits below.
The Benefits of Meditation
- Improves quality of sleep
- Improves performance of your daily tasks
- Quiets the mind
- Helps you focus and tune out distractions
- Keeps you in tune with your desires
- Improves your memory
- Creates a better mind, body connection
- A deeper connection to your Source
A beneficial spiritual practice that will pay off dividends with consistent practice.
Types of Meditation
Here is a quick low down on the best types of meditation for beginners. If you have ever thought you wanted to meditate, then meditation is for you.
Most people shy away from meditation because they believe that they aren’t disciplined enough, or that they have inadvertently joined a religion, but this is not the case.
Meditation is as good for the soul as stretching is for the body. Since we are also all about manifesting here, meditation is one of the top five most valuable tools for manifesting your desires. Take a look at the list below, find a style that works for you or mix them up for variety.
Types of Meditation
Mindfulness meditation is one of the most popular kinds of meditation. You bring all your awareness to the present moment. You do this by sitting straight-backed in a chair, the floor, or your bed, while paying attention to your breath. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, and breathe out. Do this for the duration of your meditation, and you are meditating.
The magic you create with an Attitude of Gratitude will amaze you every moment you notice the changes in your day because you took two minutes to find five things to be grateful for today. With our hectic lifestyles, you have to learn to take control of how you are feeling in each moment. That is what living eternal vigilance is all about.
Choose to adopt an attitude of gratitude, and take control of your emotions by stopping when you feel yourself tighten with stress, and remember the things you are grateful for today.
Conditions: Stress, worry, anger, fear, and all other horrible feelings you could have
Self-Help Tool: Gratitude
Prescription: First thing in the morning before getting out of bed and any other time of the day you feel yourself deep into the negative. Last thing you do at night as you fall asleep. Start a gratitude journal.
What is an attitude of gratitude?
We all have things that we are grateful for in our lives. An attitude of gratitude means living in a state where you focus on what you are thankful for at this moment, and in each moment you are conscious of your thought space (i.e., what you are thinking). With an attitude of gratitude, you are developing a mindset for success.
Living with an attitude of gratitude you are choosing to focus on what you grateful for in order to keep your emotional frequency on the positive side of the scale, shift your emotions from positive to negative or most importantly, keep yourself on the frequency you need to manifest the things you want.
A surefire way to change your mood now. Why not feel better now, there is no need to linger in negativity. Feel Better Now.
We all have moments in our lives when a dark cloud dumps a feeling of total helplessness on you and you feel that everything, every effort you have ever put into anything has been for nothing.
You could be experiencing the crushing sensation of supreme sadness, depression, helplessness, fear, loss, loneliness, and powerlessness. What a list, by the time you get to the word fear, you are starting to think the sun will never shine again. However, you will be quite wrong.
How to Feel Better Now.
Acknowledge that you are feeling like crap at this moment. You know it, and so does everyone around you, so excuse yourself, remind yourself that it is just a wave to ride out, and do the following:
Have a Good Cry
Have a good cry, my favorite is in the shower Sob it out. Cry. Woe is you. Why? Because that is how you are going to feel right now. Put on some super sobby (yes, I said “Sobby”) spa music, pop in the shower, and let your hot tears mingle with the hot, hot, water. You will remember to think about your blessings and things you are grateful for when you are done feeling sorry for yourself, but right now baby, SOB IT Out.