Meditation showed a noticeable improvement in my life when I made the intention to add it into a morning routine for myself. I decided to wake up and follow a 20 minute guided meditation (Deepak & Oprah’s, see below). When I have been regularly following my commitment to this, I am more in alignment, which basically means the way my life is going feels better and I notice signs and synchronicities.
A Gratitude Journal is one of the things that made a difference for me in feeling happier with my life. I started doing it at the start of Winter depression setting in and I haven’t had much depression since I began doing it regularly.
Writing out what you’re grateful for motivates you to focus on the things that you are thankful for instead of thinking about all the to-dos or negative things coming up in your day. When you’re able to give your attention to the things going well in your life, the universe (God, Source, Universal Intelligence) takes note so it sends you more. ~Law of Attraction in action!
Oprah has a meditation on gratitude that said it was the single most important thing that made a difference in her life, and now after prioritizing this the last few years, I completely agree with her. I notice when things in my life aren’t going fantastically, I realize I have not been writing out my gratitudes (and likely haven’t been keeping up with my meditation either).
Even when life seems difficult, you can find things to be glad about. If you can only think about the negative, try to turn it around and find a positive aspect about it. It’s kind of crazy, but it seems to improve the situation over time if you keep saying things you like about your life or finding the positives within certain situations.
Please, try this (especially if you have depression, are super stressed or unhappy)! Make it a goal to write out 5 gratitudes every morning into a journal. Some examples are:
- I’m grateful for a warm bed to sleep in
- I’m grateful my coffee warms me and gets me going in the morning.
- I’m grateful that even though my partner and I fought last night, that we are committed to making it work.
- I’m grateful to have a supportive family
- I’m grateful for the ability to drive myself to work everyday in my awesome car