In the last 15 years, advancements in technology have changed the nature of our jobs and the shape of our routine daily life ultimately. We have seen how social media has found its way to the center of our social fabric. All of this has made our life dense and fast-moving.
Because of this, we are always moving ahead in life without stopping and introspecting. Because of this, we don’t talk to ourselves that much and lose touch with our being.
During this chaotic life, it is highly essential to take short pauses and remind ourselves of all the good things that are there in this life.
When this is practiced over a long period, it creates an inner dialogue that will help you see life in a completely different way.
So, let us look at ten things we can all remind ourselves to be grateful for:
For waking up this morning
We have all been conditioned to get up in the morning and rush through our daily routine. However, the fact that we have a new day to live is arrogantly overlooked. We can start the day by a short prayer thanking God and being grateful for having a modern-day ahead of you with all its possibilities. This kind of positive exercise can help you take on your life in a refreshing way helping you dealing with life and its challenges in a zestful and confident way.
For Breathing Decent Air
Although this might be difficult to say in big cities, it does not mean that we cannot be grateful for a simple yet beautiful gift of breathing. Breathing helps us fuel our life, and it is cruel to disregard it with indifference. We should all take a moment in our day and acknowledge and be grateful for our ability to breathe that helps us move about with our life.
For our comfort
We should acknowledge how fortunate we are to be living lives in its comfort where we get to sleep, eat, and relax better. When you are in the comfort of your home or relaxing on a beach, you must take a moment and think about all the people who long to be doing all that you are doing now. This will make you realize the true weight of the moment in your life. This way, you can be grateful for all the things you have in your life, which you usually take for granted only to make you realize the real value of specific moments and things in your life.
Friends and loved ones
We quite often are distanced from the fact that how difficult it is to meet someone with whom you can connect and stay on the same frequency. Most people try all their life to find someone with whom they can connect and be themselves.
So, take some time and tell yourself how lucky you are to be having these people with you bringing joy and meaning to your life.
The clothes we wear
We should be grateful for the clothes we get to wear because there is a specific portion of the population that is below the poverty line. This will make you realize the true value of clothes which you so often take for granted. You can volunteer in some NGOs and donate your clothes there as well.
Unemployment can have a severe effect on your mental health. And there are people out there forced to compromise their passion for odd jobs. So, it would help if you were grateful for your job. This will make you see your work in a different light altogether and make you dismiss all the things you dislike about your job. This new attitude will help you thrive in your professional career.
We must understand how important good health is. It is only when we get severely ill that do we realize its true importance. We must take some time before we start with our meal and thank God for keeping you in good health. This simple act will change the way you feel about yourself.
Our ability to choose
There are times in our life when we feel stuck in the way. However, there is always a choice that we can make and do what we want to do to change and reach our goals.
This is a truly marvelous gift, and we don’t acknowledge it enough. So, we must now be grateful that we always can choose our way. This is ignorantly taken for granted and not developed enough.
Be grateful for what truly inspires you
We must remember that inspiration is the gift of the spirit. We must acknowledge it and be thankful for it. Because there are lots of people out there, who are bogged down by the weight of life seeking some drive to move ahead in life.
So, never take anything that excites you, inspires you, lightly. Hence, you must take some time out of your busy schedule and remind yourself of what truly motivates you and brings meaning in your life.
Be grateful for any simple, pleasant moment
Life is not about the finality of our success and richness of life but made up of lots of simple and beautiful moments. We must always be grateful for experiencing them. This acknowledgment can bring about a significant change in your perception of life, and you start seeing everything in the broader scheme of life.