Gratitude is something that is often talked about in many books and videos. What is the big deal about the Gratitude Journal? Why, when I’m feeling as if things are getting me down, should I write down things that I’m grateful for?
“Can’t I rather list all the things that are going wrong in my business?” asked one colleague.
Well, here’s my take on this whole topic! I tell my friends how well it works, I get my clients to do some really great gratitude exercises, and I practice this myself – and I’m still amazed at how well it works!
Our body is in a constant state of vibration. Each cell, each molecule in our body is vibrating at a certain level. In the same way that water is in a different state of vibration in the ice state compared to in the steam state, we operate at different frequencies of vibration. The great thing about this is that we can choose our state of vibration!
Focusing on what is right in our lives will bring more good – you may have read this in “The Secret” or seen it on some of Bob Proctor’s video’s or CD’s. When we are feeling challenged, or when we are feeling despondent or depressed, it is difficult to find things around us that are going the way we want to. Picture a large piece of white paper – with a small black dot drawn in the middle. What do you see? Most people see the black dot – forgetting that 99.5% of the page is actually white space.
Here’s how to do a gratitude exercise. If it sounds too simple to be effective then you probably haven’t done it yet! I read about this in many books – and got a bit irritated by seeing it so many times because it seemed such a minor activity to do, I really didn’t see how it could be of any use in my life (after all, I was fairly positive to start off with!) I’ve since learnt that the things that irk me the most in books when I see them repeatedly, are normally the things that I haven’t done and the ones that will make the biggest impact when I do them!
Make a list of 30 things that you’re grateful for. Begin each sentence with “I’m so happy and grateful for…..” or “I’m so happy and grateful that I have…..”
Key things to remember here: always write these sentences down. It is best to have a Gratitude Journal, but if you’re going to waste time looking for it and run the risk of getting distracted by something else, then just grab the first piece of paper you see, or your daily planner, and start writing there. “Just do it,” as Nike says!
There are a number of important reasons why we write these down – to get as many as possible of our senses involved. When we write them down, we are using our hand, we are seeing the words appear on the page, we are thinking about what else we are grateful for, we are hearing it as we read it back to ourself – we keep focused on finding more things to be happy and grateful for.
The more we tell our subconscious mind that we are happy and grateful, the more it will believe it. Repetition is one of the most effective ways of changing our conditioning – and if you want to feel happier, and have better experiences in life, along with better results, then you might like to try this exercise!
NOW you can buy the Attitude of Gratitude Journal, written by Jill Kean Hutchison. Go to: http://www.jillhutchison.com/gratitude-journal/ to order yours now and experience the difference of getting into the state of Gratitude.
Have a wonderful day – and if you need any help in doing this exercise, please place your details in this box and I will contact you
I would love to hear your experiences after doing this exercise daily for 30 days!