Let Neil Seligman help you unlock the power of this art to open your mind and nurture an inner sense of calm
Learning to appreciate what you have is a great way to unwind in your mind and love life for what it is. Neil says, “It turns out that gratitude is the secret to joy.”
1 Find a beautiful notebook to use as your gratitude journal, or use the mindfulness journal that you already have.
2 At the start or end of each day, write down three things that you are grateful for.
3 Repeat daily.
1 Find a small stone that holds particular significance. It could be a gemstone, a pebble from the beach or even one that turns up in the garden.
2 Each morning, put the stone in your pocket or handbag. Every time something happens in your day that you are grateful for, touch the stone and silently say ‘thank you’.
3 At the end of the day, place the stone in a special place and as you put it down, remember and appreciate all of the wonderful things that happened today.
Gratitude in the post
1 At a frequency of your choosing (once a week or once a month, for example), send someone in your life a thank-you note or email.
2 Be specific. Tell them what they did for you, how it helped, what changed and why it was important for you to communicate your appreciation.
3 Mix things up by occasionally sending yourself a letter of thanks.
WANT TO READ MORE?
Neil Seligman is a life coach, healer, Usui reiki master and founder of The Conscious Professional. He is also the author of 100 Mindfulness Meditations (Conscious House), available from amazon.co.uk, £12.99