Andrea Schulman of Conscious Life News writes:

Being grateful is a lifestyle choice.  The more gratitude we express, the better life gets!  Fortunately, there are many ways to give thanks daily as we move through life.

Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate more gratitude into your daily routine:

1. Upon waking

As soon as you wake up, even before crawling out of bed, you can take a moment to give thanks for a few things you appreciate in life.  Perhaps say a quick thanks for a good night’s sleep, a thank you for the new day before you, and thanks for your health.

Gratitude early in the morning gets your vibration up and running on a high level as you begin your day.

2. Before mealtimes

Many people pray before breakfast, lunch and dinner, and this is a wonderful way to give thanks daily.  Even if you are not the religious type, taking a moment to appreciate the food before you is something anyone can do several times a day.

3. Use a gratitude journal

A journal can be a great place to give thanks daily.  The nice thing about a journal is that as you add to it, you compile evidence of all of the blessings in your life.

As an added benefit, you can also always pull out your gratitude journal at any time you need an emotional boost.  This can be helpful in stressful or upsetting times.

4. In meditation

For those who practice daily meditation, gratitude can become part of this routine.  Toward the end of your mediation, when you are fully relaxed and present, focus your mind on appreciating something currently happening in your life.  Then, feel thanks as you breathe it in and out of your heart chakra (the center of your chest).

5. In a note

After receiving gifts, favors or kind words from another person, send a quick thank you message via mail, email or text.  Though sending elaborate thank you notes seems to have largely gone out of style these days (except for big events like weddings and births), a written thank you is still a great way to express gratitude.

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About the Author

Andrea Schulman is a former high school psychology teacher and mother of two who specializes in Law of Attraction education.  She’s passionate about yoga, technology and spiritual living.