It is easy to get overwhelmed with all that life throws. Even the most well-prepared individual experiences the unexpected. One of the most profound practices to instill is that of daily gratitude. It can be as simple as 5 minutes a day dedicated to you taking a seat and writing out all the things you have to be grateful for.
Do you have food to eat?
Do you have a bed to sleep in?
Do you have clothes to wear?
Do you have clean air to breathe?
Start there. Start with the most basic things that we commonly take for granted daily. Remind yourself of all the abundance that surrounds you.
The attitude of gratitude is real and necessary for creating more to be thankful for. It is through simple perspective shifts that can lead to a profound change in the way you view your life and consequently the way that you live it.
We recommend starting and ending your day with this practice. Set your day up for success by acknowledging all of the things that are going right. Call it in. Give thanks.
The Five Minute Journal is a great tool for those just jumping into daily practice.
Deepak Chopra is a renowned facilitator and teacher in the space of mindfulness and meditation. If you are looking for guidance, enjoy his 10-minute meditation found here.