It’s easy in today’s society to focus on the negative aspects of life, driven by the media, the news and many TV programmes, yet we have so much to be thankful for in our life. By taking a few moments every day to appreciate and be grateful for the good things in your life you will begin to see the goodness around you more and more.

Research has also shown that by regularly practicing appreciation and gratitude, you can reduce stress and enhance health, emotional stability, performance and quality of life.

The HeartMath Institute offer the following tips for incorporating greater appreciation into your life:

•  Take a few minutes each day to practice appreciation. This helps it to become an automatic process which keeps the benefits continuous in your system.
•  Take two to three or more appreciation breaks each day – early morning, at work or school, or when it’s convenient.
•  Each morning, try to evoke a sincere feeling of gratitude and hold in your heart during the day.
•  Let your goal be to make appreciation and gratitude become an integral part of your day-to-day life – a walking state of appreciation which magnetizes more experiences of awe in your life.

By opening your heart to the state of gratitude, kindness and compassion, you can experience more joy along with knowing that you are making your highest contribution to the energy field around you.

Try it for a month and see what a difference it makes.

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