If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.
– Steve Marboli
What are your happiness habits?
A few years ago I probably would have rolled my eyes at someone if they asked me that question. But the more I study the people who have created great lives for themselves, I realize that they all do what I call happiness habits.
Mimi and Alex Ikonn, Tony Robbins, Oprah, Marie Forleo… They all start their day with gratitude. They are also immensely successful. Is this a coincidence? I don’t think so.
The thing is, especially if you live in the Western world, we are so fortunate. We have big homes, beds, tooth brushes, heating, ample food, money, and clothing. Even the poor are rich compared to the homeless in other countries. But we complain a lot. Most people I know complain all day – myself included (working on this BTW). Most people do not take any time to be grateful, to feel the gratitude inside them for all that we have.
I decided to create a daily practice to state 10 things I am grateful for in the morning and before I go to sleep. I also ask my husband three things he is grateful for every day and we share these together. This way we reflect together on how fortunate we are. Its a nice change to focus on the positive especially when we live in a world that is focused on the negative.
If you do not have a practice of gratitude, I suggest you start one. See how you change your perspective of the world.
Thanks for reading.