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5 ways to Practice Gratitude

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Practicing Gratitude regularly can have bigger effects in your life, from improving mental health to boosting your relationships with others. Living your life with appreciation can help you notice the little wins—like less traffic while driving, showing up right on time, a space at your fav restaurants, pleasant weather, or a Phone call from your best friend. 

Our thoughts and feelings create our reality. Feeling good literally attracts more things to feel good about.

Here are some ways through which you can practice Gratitude to Change your Life. 

There are countless ways to show our appreciation to others, ourselves, and the higher power “the universe” itself. However, it can be challenging to get started without practical ideas. These gratitude exercises are some of the most recognized and proven ways to practice and enhance your Gratitude.


Pen down a few things you are grateful for is one of the easiest and most popular exercises. Reflect on your day and remember the 3-5 things you are grateful for during the night. Focus on the good things that have happened to you and count your blessings. 

Gratitude Jar

The gratitude jar is simply the most profound exercise to practice Gratitude. It requires few ingredients to make a jar- a box or empty jar -stickers, glitter, ribbons, or anything else you like to decorate the jar- small papers and a pen for writing your gratitude notes. 

After decorating the jar, think of the three things that you are grateful for and note these in the paper. Do this every day and fill the jar with the little slips of everything you are grateful for. Over time, You will see that you have a jar full of things and reasons to be grateful for. Whenever you feel low, pick out the few notes from the jar and remind yourself of the things to be grateful for. 

Gratitude Rock

This gratitude rock exercise may sound a little silly. But you have heard it right that the rock can help you to remind what you have. Make sure you pick up teh one that you like; you can even pick the crystals according to your zodiac. You can carry this rock in your pocket or keep it on your work desk, or you can wear it in the form of jewelry. Whenever you see the rock, pause for a moment, and think of what you are grateful for, this exercise will bring you to focus on the present moment and help you think more positive thoughts throughout the day.

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Share Your Gratitude with Others. 

Expressing Gratitude can help you to strengthen your relationships with others, be it your partner, friend, or family member. Let them know about the exercises you do daily to express Gratitude and the things you are grateful for. This will make you feel happy and also motivate them to do the same. 

Volunteer for a good cause. 

The key to having more appreciation is to give back to society. It will make you more grateful, but it will also help you look at the simplest things that you take for granted. Helping others increases our own well-being and makes us feel more grateful and Happier.

Being thankful can make you happy, but being content can also make you grateful. There are many other ways to get your spirits up, including working out or doing something that you love. Once you feel happy, showing Gratitude will become even easier; you will realize all the things to be grateful for in your life. 


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I Love meditation with gemstones. i am a avid rock collector. Daddy of two beautiful children and love to travel. My love for gemstones and their vibrant colors got me into jewelry profession and I have been collecting rare pieces of gemstones from all over the world for past 10 years.

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