Being grateful is not just about waking each day with both your sight and your hearing in good condition. It’s not just about arriving to work with every body part of yours still intact. It’s not even about sleeping each night with both your mind and your heart in sync together.
You see, being grateful is about appreciating everything in life – no matter how simple it may seem. You also see, being grateful is about supporting everything in life – no matter how tiring it may seem. You even see, being grateful is about feeling everything in life – no matter how piercing it may seem.
That being said, here are some ways to be more grateful:
Establish good habits.
Be it establishing good habits for your health or establishing good habits for your environment, just the act of establishing something alone is one great way to show that you are being more grateful. And with this, comes a bigger responsibility that will not only test how determined you really are and how patient you really are. Because with this, comes a bigger responsibility that will also test how disciplined you really are and how responsible you really are.
Write it down.
From the moment you wake up each morning to the moment you sleep down each night, you should write it all down – what you feel upon waking up, what you think will happen during the day, what you feel upon sleeping down, and more. This will not only help you figure out what needs to be changed within yourself in small ways, but also help you figure out what needs to be done right away in small ways.
Being more grateful, after all, is just like the art of appreciation – no matter what you’re doing, no matter where you’re going, and no matter what you’re going through right now…you will always have something to be thankful for every day.
Keeping the mind calm is becoming a constant battle given the increasingly hectic pace many people follow every day. Staying grounded, calm, and centered in the midst of confusion and chaos of constant busyness may seem like a struggle. But there are things you can to enjoy inner peace regardless of how frenzied things may get around you. Whether you are already practicing mindfulness or looking for ideas on how to get started, here are some of the best books to read that may help you get and stay on the right track.
Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
This book offers practical ideas and tips to finding peace in the midst of a busy world. Here you will find the concept and value of adding joy to daily life as opposed to focusing your energy on getting rid of unpleasantness and unhappiness.
Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn
As the title suggests, this is a good read for beginners who want to get on the mindfulness path. It provides insights on the importance of “heartfulness” in being mindfulness. It also explores a wide array of ideas that including awareness, experience immersion, attention and presence in daily life moments among many others.
The Little Book of Mindfulness by Dr Patrizia Collard
In a world where everything seems going on a fast and frenetic pace, staying calm and grounded on the here and now can be a challenge. This book offers simple and practical ideas on how to make daily life less stressful and experience more positivity.
The Mindful Workplace by Michael Chaskalson
The workplace can be a stressful environment that can eventually take its toll to a person’s wellbeing. In this book, you will find tips on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) techniques that will help keep you centered and at your best at work.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
This is one of the most popular mindfulness reads. It offers insights on how presence or staying in the moment can help you become more mindful and focused on the things that matter most in life.
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Whether you are a beginner or long-time mindfulness practitioner, this book provides simple and practical tips on how to become more mindful every day. It shares ideas on how to truly live in the present moment and the things you need to do to make it a part of your daily life.