Most people believe that if you want to live a happier life, you should start by living a grateful life. Being grateful means being able to appreciate every single thing that is happening in your life. It is also about seeing details that you should be thankful for instead of looking at the depressing reasons why you are in a dire situation.
While it is easy in paper, in reality, it is very challenging because not everyone has the ability to choose gratefulness all the time. Unfortunately, humans are wired to be more sensitive with our negative experiences than to focus on the positive side of things. We always have this survival instinct so we react more to pain.
But fortunately, there are some sure steps we can learn how to live a grateful life.
1. Change Your Negative Thoughts Into Positive Ones.
You might think that it is easy to say but difficult to do. What this means is, try to work on the language that is in your head. Instead of always having “not” in your head, like “I cannot”, “I will not”, try to remove it so you can psych yourself that you can achieve anything that you set your mind into.
2. Accept That You Can’t Win Everything
And that is okay. You don’t have to win everything. And frankly, no one ever won at everything he or she does. It is a part of life to fail, and that is all right. The more important thing is you know how to stand up again and fight stronger and better so next time, you’ll win.
3. Have A Daily Mantra To Be Grateful
Most successful people have a daily mantra of saying things they are grateful for in the morning. They do it everyday to remind them that being grateful is a lifestyle and it will help them go through their day. And with being grateful at the start of the day, nothing that will happen can affect their state.
4. Everything Happens For A Reason
You might not believe it but in the grand scheme of things, there is a reason why something happens to you. And if you contribute to be a positive energy, it will also have a positive effect on you.