Lately I have been feeling a little bit out of sorts and not aligned with who I am, I definitely haven’t been myself the last week, However after some meditation and self examination I have come to realize I have been forgetting the most amazing tool in my kit to life, GRATITUDE.
It amazes me how even small doses of gratitude can change and shift you whole mood and life itself, life becomes so much more Happier and easier when you are grateful for what and who you have, remember when you once hoped and fought for what you have now!!! Well now you have it so be grateful for it, the life you are living is a creation of YOU and your thoughts.
Gratitude brings us into the present moment and that is all we really have, so how you live your life in the present is basically how you live your whole life so make it a bloody great one.
TIP # 1
The first thought when you wake up should be a positive one.
lately I have been waking up with the image of someone on my mind that I miss and I Have been feeling a little sad I cannot see them ,especially when they have just been in my dream (yes this has happened to me on a couple of occasions this month) however I have realized that it is better to be grateful for them being in my life in the first place, than the thought of not being able to see them in this present moment. shift your thinking into gratitude and watch your mood and attitude change!!!
before you even leave the bed, before your feet even hit the ground be grateful for the cozy bed you have to sleep in every night, be grateful for another day to be alive on this beautiful planet and the beautiful day ahead, then either out loud or in your head say Thank you!!! The trick here is to really feel the emotion of gratitude and genuinely feel it before you say it, it will have so much more impact!!! Then as each foot touches the ground say THANKYOU!!
TIP # 2
once you have set the tone for your morning/day and settled yourself in with a coffee/tea get out the pen and paper or your journal and write a gratitude list, write what your grateful for and next to it WHY you are grateful for it being in your life!!
For example : Dear Universe Today I Am Grateful For My friends – They are there for me either to lend an ear/hand or to make beautiful memories with in lifes adventures. which makes me very happy and excited, I am grateful for all the different personalities in my life that resonate with mine. ( I am a Gemini so I have a few personalities).
keep writing down what your grateful for, it doesn’t have to be a huge list you can start with three one day and Seven the next as long as you really feel the feelings behind the words you are putting on paper.
TIP # 3
Mindful meditation is a great way to clear your thoughts and bring yourself into the present moment. It doesn’t matter if its 10 minutes or 60 minutes whatever feels good for you in the moment and you can either do a guided mediation or sit in silence with your thought, sometimes I like to sit in silence on my yoga mat with a cushion and light two candles at either end of my mat, sometimes I use my Crystals either holding them or placing them in front of me, Sometimes I like to do guided mediation depending on my minds mental state.
If I am self meditating I take one big breath in and exhale out clearing my mind and lungs, then on the next inhale I will repeat in my head what or who it is I am grateful for and on the exhale I repeat the reasons why I am so grateful and the positives bought into my life from this object or person.
at the end of this practice on the last inhale I like to visualize a light of positive energy within and surrounding me and on the exhale repeat the words thank you.
practice these three tips and I guarantee you will feel a shift in you mood to live the magical life you deserve!!!
Jade X x O o