Gratitude is the most important feeling to have for yourself and others.
Gratitude is acknowledgement: As human beings, we thrive the most when we are acknowledged by our achievements, by our service, by our help and support.
Hence the importance of practising gratitude on a daily basis.
Discover how gratitude changes you and your brain.
First and foremost, gratitude starts at home, within ourselves.
It is important that we are grateful for all that we have achieved, big or small.
It is important to be grateful for all that we want to achieve.
It keeps us motivated and gives us the strength to keep going and take action especially when Life happens not according to plan.
From the neurological viewpoint, gratitude keeps the adrenaline and cortisol levels under control.
It maintains the balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic state, so we experience being calm and alert at the same time.
This coherent state gives us the resilience to act and change when the unexpected happens, which can potentially avoid trauma.
Next time you say “thank you” do so like you mean it and feel the gratitude.
Show the person your acknowledgement for whatever big or small favour or service they have done for you.
Next time someone says “thank you” to you, pay attention to what it feels like to be acknowledged.
Some people like to keep a Gratitude Diary, others like to choose 10 things they are grateful for.
I prefer to be grateful for myself and those who help me and support me every single day. I choose to be grateful for the big gestures and the smallest smiles.