In our constant quest for success and for accomplishing more, we sometimes forget to be grateful for what we already have. People tend to take life for granted and remember the good things only once it’s too late. In this article we’re going to talk about the importance of being thankful to your body, your life and what you’ve achieved so far.
Even when you’re not in the best of shape, it’s important to remember that you body is your temple and your one and only ‘home’, so you better cherish it. Like Oprah Winfrey put it: ”I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.”
In the light of the upcoming Thanksgiving, we all need to take a moment and just feel the gratitude for our body and for everything else that we are given.
Gratitude is a powerful habit which can help you transform your life for the better and make you happier.
You will feel better about yourself
Take a few moments every day to remember all the good things in your life, rather than beating yourself about the things that you don’t have. Take a paper and write it down, every day. By doing this you will do yourself a huge favor, especially in the long run. You’ll begin to feel better about your life and your accomplishments so far. This will affect not only you but the people around you as well.
It will change your perspective
If you want to let go off the negative thoughts and toxic environment you need to be reminded of the good things in your life. Being aware of the things that you have will help you gain perspective that you’ve perhaps lost over time. Only then will you realize how lucky you actually are. It will change your mindset and gear your perspective towards a more positive frame of mind.
Being grateful gives us a sense of purpose and meaning
Nothing compares to living a grateful life. When you are truly grateful, you’ll see that your life is worth so much more than you had previously imagined. People lose the sense of what matters when they don’t appreciate life as they should. Giving credit to yourself, your body and your life in general will give you a sense of purpose and meaning.
Practicing gratefulness with yoga
Cultivating the mindfulness of gratitude is best achieved with yoga. There’s nothing like a good yoga class to help you establish a routine and appreciate the many blessings in your life. This time of year is perfect to pick up a habit of expressing your gratitude. And yoga mat is the perfect place to express and reflect on those feelings.