When a door of happiness closes, another door opens. However, we spend so much time dwelling over the closed door that we miss to see the opportunity!
This is how the human mind works, it is easier to focus on the blocked road than on our favorite song playing on the car radio, to focus on the one person that we cannot stand in a room full of our friends, or on the one reason why our business idea cannot work instead of the million reasons why it can.
But how can we move on from that?
Have you ever heard of gratitude before? The magical habit of recalling and renaming everything that is good in your life. Because come on, isn’t it better to remind yourself of all the good things you have going on instead of all the not-so-good stuff?
Since your mind is working on full swing all day, you might as well make it work to your advantage.
So, how does gratitude work?
- Every morning when you wake up, as soon as you open your eyes, say “Thank you!”
This thank you is to the universe and to God for giving you a new chance at being alive. It’s a beautiful reminder that we are well and healthy and that alone is enough.
A lot of spiritual teachers and public figures use this method to make sure they begin their day with the right energy; Oprah Winfrey – TV Host and Public Figure, Wayne Dyer – Spiritual Teacher and Author, Abraham Hicks – Inspirational Speaker and Author, amongst many others.
- Now, that you’re ready to start your day, take a couple of minutes to write down three to five things you are grateful for in your life.
This can be anything starting from the cup of coffee you have each morning, your comfy bed, the sun shining in your living room, your family, or closing the deal you have been planning for months. You will be surprised by the number of things we usually take for granted in our lives.
- Last thing at night before you sleep, remind yourself of three good things that happened to you in the past 24 hours, be it big or small.
Starting from a smile you put on a stranger’s face, a warm hug you received from your partner, or your kids kissing you goodnight. And if you had a difficult day remember, today was difficult but tomorrow is a new day that holds brand new possibilities.
Most importantly, allow yourself to feel the love, joy and peacefulness these small blessings bring to your body and embrace them fully, reminding yourself how fortunate you are to be able to name at least one good thing each and every day.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorns have roses. ―Alphonse Karr
Peace & Love,
Hi! My Name is Sara Abiqwa and I am a Self-Empowerment & Wellness Coach and a Yoga Teacher. My journey of change started with a conscious decision to question my beliefs, to give myself my utmost attention, to love myself fully and to grow mind, body, and spirit. That’s why my mission is to help as many people as possible to do the same!
As a graduate of The Institution For Integrative Nutrition ‘IIN’ in New York and Inner Yoga School in Bali, I now work with a lot of women individually and in group settings to help guide them back to their own magic and inner power to consciously create a life of their own desire.
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