Instead of expecting to become happier when we reach our next goal, we can learn to feel grateful for what we already have. Choose your attitude by ending your day with gratitude.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
We often falsely believe that our next goal will make it. Just a bit more money, more friends, more recognition, and our problems will miraculously fade away.
Sure, there is nothing wrong with setting and achieving goals. The problem is that they won't solve the problem if the problem is our happiness. We might spend our lives striving for bigger and bigger goals with the wrong intentions.
Instead of expecting to become happier when we reach our next goal, we can learn to feel grateful for what we already have. And there is no better way to learn it than end your days with gratitude.
Here is how the Gratitude Ritual works:
- Find a comfortable place when there is nothing more to do. For example, it can be while you are in bed before falling asleep. Time and place do not matter as long as you are intentional and persistent.
- Think about three things you could feel grateful for. Always include something that has happened to you during the day. Your gratitude muscle will grow if you are intentional and choose something you would typically take for granted.
- You can practice this ritual together with your loved ones. It feels good seeing someone who is close to you grateful. Let each other know about what you come up with, and try not to be too serious.
Even if the Internet is slow, there is always something to be grateful for, such as a roof, clothes, and clean water. And today, you have learned to practice the Gratitude Ritual.
Choose your attitude by ending your day with gratitude.
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