Updated: Jun 6, 2021
There are so many things in our life which we are blessed with, but most of the time we are behind the things we didn't get. People always stress the things that they couldn't achieve, this creates negativity in their life which doesn't let them be happy anytime. They never look behind to find the valuable people and things that they already have in their life who will support them throughout to reach their goals.
This creates unwanted stress in your life, which will affect you adversely, you won't experience satisfaction in the things you achieved in life. To come out of these situations, you should find the things around you which make you happier and good. You should recognize that some people are helping you know how valuable you are, this is enough to be a confidence improver for you. This gesture helps you to be mentally and emotionally strong even during the difficult times you face in life.
What is gratitude?
Most people don't acknowledge the situations where they should feel gratitude, gets confused about whether this is the right thing to do. The first thing you should understand is that there is no special occasion to express this feeling as you come across many people playing helping hands in your work every day.
Each day should begin with positive energy, learn to appreciate the efforts put by others at home and office to help you to reach your goals. When you express your thankfulness to those who support you, not only the other person but also you are benefitted mentally. It gives you a pleasant experience, also improves the quality of work you do.
How does gratitude work?
Gratitude is similar to the gifts which are given free, which is an unconditional emotion. You are utilizing an opportunity to tell the other person how much you value them or to make them realize that they are appreciated for their efforts. This emotional expression works positively, maybe the other person gets a new beginning seeing your appreciation when they feel down.
Even though you are not doing being grateful to others expecting something, most of the time gratitude is reciprocated. The people around you observing your behaviour and efforts start appreciating you which is not less than a booster to reach your goals.
Why is gratitude important?
Several reasons prove that gratitude is an important factor that will help you to lead a healthy and peaceful life:
1. You will learn to celebrate the present moment
Retaining positivity in life for a long time is never an easy task, especially when there are lots of factors pulling you away from the right path of happiness. When you achieve something, you feel happy for a short time, but soon the excitement is lost which leads you to find something new.
Being grateful helps you to value the things you have in your life, you start appreciating the benefits you gained from them without taking everything for granted. We understand the importance to celebrate those we have in our life instead of running behind the losses of past life or to gather everything for the future.
2. Being grateful blocks the negative emotions from life
Always there is negativity surrounding you, this does nothing good for you but destroys the happiness you gained. It may be the people or the situations around make you envy seeing others thinking that you haven't achieved anything. Expressing gratitude reduces this scenario as negative feelings, like being envious cannot remain when you are grateful to others.
Even studies have proven that people with higher levels of gratitude has a lower chance of resentment. So be express the thankfulness recalling the moments where others offered helping hands to you, also be happy seeing the success of another person.
3. A better way to keep stress away from your life
People nowadays pass through numerous stressful conditions, in their personal and professional life. For those who express gratitude, they tend to overcome these situations more effectively. They find to try to interpret the negative aspects of something that will help them to move forward in life.
4. The sense of self-worthiness rises
Gratitude is a feeling that keeps you motivated when you appreciate another person you become the reason for their happiness. When you feel grateful to others you look into the close circle of people who have helped in difficult times, you should notice them for ensuring they are doing well. The point when you begin to think about the people supporting, you recognize that they are seeing some value in you which will help you to transform for the better person in you.
How to express gratitude?
For the good things you get in life, the act of expressing gratitude must be to the needy people. Offer a helping hand to the person you see struggling on your way, get involved in the charity works.
Be respectful in interacting with strangers, always keep in mind that your actions can have an impact on them.
Volunteering in your community is another best way to be thankful. This helps to boost the personal well-being improving the levels of satisfaction and happiness.
Realizing the value of the things or people you have in your life is important to lead a better life. You can never run away from the fact that you cannot be successful just with the way you are without the support of others. There will always be a group of people helping you without your knowledge, at the workplace, home, or even at the public places you go.
Most of the time we make mistakes by taking everything for granted and don't acknowledge the efforts in establishing things. This attitude never brings happiness or satisfaction to your life, but you start being more desperate over the things you lost. It will create a bad impact on your emotional and physical health, which should not happen.
Start expressing gratitude, realize the helping hands around you, and
understand your value through a positive mind.
Want to express your gratitude to someone special? Click here to get a Beautiful Card
A Gratitude Journal - Just for "YOU"
I am a bird who's flapping her wings to fly high. I’m the mindset coach behind Girl with Vision. I love to gather information as much as I can about everything and love to frame them in my articles. Writing makes me feel lighter & happier.