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An Attitude of Gratitude Gives Life a Whole New Meaning

Having gratitude is a sure-fire way to improve your everyday quality of life.

It’s no question that gratitude can make you happier and mentally healthier. When stress arises in our lives, it’s easy to lose track of all the good things we have and just worry about the problems at hand.

Adopting an attitude of gratitude year round can help alleviate the stress holidays have on us when they roll around.

While we all look forward to the holidays, sometimes we know we are also looking forward to a lot of stress. It can be hard to take a step back from the chaos of organizing holiday traditions and remember what the holidays are really about.

But holidays are supposed to be a time for giving thanks and appreciating the people in our lives. So how do you do that without losing your mind over all the small things that normally can stress you out and drive you crazy?

Adopting an attitude of gratitude year-round, and especially during the holidays can be as simple as practicing a few easy steps each day and turning what could be a house full of woes and worries into something that you can truly give thanks for.

Make these adjustments and practice them every day to help you adopt this attitude, not only through the holiday but also throughout your entire life.

1. Say, out loud, what you are grateful for and then write it down.

Start your morning by doing this. Being mindful, taking the time each day to actually count all of your blessings, no matter how small, will help you keep them in mind all day. Knowing what you are grateful for is a wonderful way to focus on being grateful. Don’t forget the small stuff either. It all counts.

Listing a thank you note you had received, or a chance to spend time with a neighbor you don’t see often is just as important to recognize as the big blessings, like your family or your health. Do this right when you wake up and take a few minutes to do this again before bed.

2. Show your gratitude.

Making plans to thank people and show them how grateful you are. Planning to show gratitude makes you more likely to do it, and it also helps with remembering what you are grateful for by thinking about it in depth.

Just a thank you or a call to see how someone is doing who’s helped you before can really remind you how much in your life you have to be grateful about.

3. Post pictures of what makes you grateful.

It’s easy to push the good things out and focus on the stress in your life when the good things are out of sight and out of mind.

Pictures of the people you appreciate and love, as well as the things that make you happy, can be a happy reminder throughout the day to be grateful and appreciate all the good in your life.

4. Make it a habit.

Going through the exercises of being grateful will make these practices a habit so that no matter if you’re having a good day, or a bad day that pushes your stress limits to the maximum, you will be able to practice gratitude and be happy through the challenges of life.

Adopting an attitude of gratitude is a great way to navigate some of the life’s more trying moments.

It can quickly put into perspective the problems you are facing and allow you to embrace them and work through them with a calm that only gratitude can bring.

In fact, it’s this attitude that leads to presence, joy, and happiness in your life. Holidays tend to make us forget all of the things we are grateful for while we stress and run around, instead of letting us enjoy all the blessings that we have in our life.

Use these steps every day and practice them until they become a habit. Then, let yourself enjoy the holidays, as well as every day your so blessed to have.

Meet Michael Morelli, founder of Morellifit! Michael has always been involved in fitness (and believe it or not was once even a very competent magician), but the journey to where he is now is an uncommon one. Always a big believer in hard work, Michael set up a successful retail business after dropping out... read more

Comments

  1. Veronica J says:

    I love this post this is by far the best post yet! I have been using a gratitude journal for years along with a vision board and it has kept my mental focus and mood sky high. In fact when I was wanting to change my lifestyle I stumbled across morellifit on IG and bam another positive thing to be grateful and a new body too. Gratitude is the only way to really receive in more and here’s how I know it works instantly and without fail: I was having a spiteful and angry week. I’ve been skipping days on my gratitude journal for about a week and let every little thing negative enter my mind and just last night I thought I gotta get back to me lost angry and not in alignment with what I want to feel. So I began adding gratitude pins to my Pinterest I wrote over ten pages in my journal and tears came to my eyes writing because I felt happy and grateful and very selfish and childish to not see how wonderfully life is. Before I went to sleep I read my list aloud and felt reliefs last entry was a self fulfilling prophecy for for today. ‘Im so happy and grateful that I will wake up tomorrow rested and happy seeing the faces that I love and with a sign from the universe that I’m back on track and I have the support I need.’ I wake up to my fiancé and seeing our child, I feel rested and then I check my email and the first one I see is this post about gratitude and the changes it brings if you LET IT!!! Now I know I am in alignment and that the support I needed to prove that I’m on track is right in front of me. (Even though it’s a stranger who’s never met me and probably never will) I know that the inspiration and motivation to stay on track with my gratitude is what I need to do. Thank you Michael for being that sign I needed today and solidifying my prophecy. Timing is always perfect when you need anything be grateful and it will come!’

  2. MaryAnn Bruccoleri says:

    Thank you for your inspiration

  3. Kasey Kessler says:

    Thank you for sharing! This is a great practice. Just on a personal note, 4 years ago I was a junkie…heroin, meth, pcp, alcohol, you name it I’ve probably shot it up my arm. I was an addict before I even graduated high school and almost lost everything because of choices I was making. I don’t know what your beliefs are, but I believe in God because of the life I have today. 4 years clean, 4 years happy 🙂 I’m grateful for Grace and a new life.

  4. Dwayne Dillon says:

    Truly inspiring simply put 😀😀😀

  5. Lisa Spitzer says:

    Hey Michael. I just wanted to drop you a line and say this is AWESOME! The first thing a do every signal morning before I get out of bed is say a little prayer and say three things I am thankful for, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING! I am a wife, a mother, an athlete and now a business owner. To say I have stress is an understatement, I have been following you via Instagram for some time and now consider you a mentor. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for you constant motivation and amazing advice that you are so graciously willing to share. Not just about health and fitness but about business and life and general. It is not a wonder that you are so successful. You deserve it! Please keep it up.
    Sincerely,
    Lisa Spitzer, CPT
    Elite Physique By Lisa, LLC

    • Wow Lisa, thats so great to hear!
      I cannot thank you enough for sharing this and the very kind words.
      Thank you for your support and allowing me to serve 🙂

  6. I really appreciate this reminder to stay grateful and focus on the many things I am thankful for on a daily basis. Thankful for you Michael!

    • Paula, thank you so much! I am grateful for you. It is people like yourself that allow me to do what I do and serve others.
      Have an amazing day!

  7. Love posts like these. You’re such an inspiration and a truly genuine person. We all need reminders like this sometimes. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Pia Svensson says:

    Thankyou for these words, i agree about them and i ‘m gonna live after it and think much! 💕💕💕💕

  9. Grace Katima says:

    Thank you Michael. You are truly a blessing.

  10. Thank for this I needed to hear this thank you!

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