How to Feel Gratitude When Things Suck

Episode 64

Published on:

25th Jun 2019

How to Feel Gratitude When Things Suck

When things suck it's hard to feel gratitude but I have 7 ways to feel gratitude that will help you get through it.

Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions that you can experience. It connects you to what is really important in your life. It reminds you that as long as you’re breathing, everything is going to be okay. And it helps frame your day, your expectations, and your actions.

Embracing gratitude can be as simple as saying thank you.

Life is unpredictable and occasionally things suck. Each day we're faced with situations that test our ability to behave with grace and deal with difficulties. It's easy to get angry, scared, or resentful and forget to be grateful for the good things in our lives.

Question: If we don't cherish and feel grateful for the good things we already have, how can we justify wanting more?

In this episode I look at 7 ways to feel gratitude:

  1. Do something kind for someone else every day
  2. Say thank you for little things
  3. Establish a no-complaining zone
  4. Re-frame your negative thoughts
  5. Keep a gratitude journal
  6. Donate your time or money or things
  7. Create a '100 Things to Be Grateful For' list

Everyone struggles, gets stuck, and experiences difficulty. Next time you find yourself having a tough time, remember that crisis is also a wonderful growth opportunity. Embrace the challenge, enrich it with gratitude, and you’ll experience genuine growth.

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Your Confident Self
Career and Life Coaching for Women
Allegra Sinclair is a life and confidence coach. The Your Confident Self Podcast focuses on increasing self-confidence and self-esteem and helping you reclaim your life. Each episode provides tips and motivation for helping women be their most powerful selves and do work they love.

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Allegra Sinclair

Allegra Sinclair is a professional coach and confidence expert. She hates to see women living small and loves to help them change how they show up in the world.