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Join Me In A Gratitude Challenge

Posted on 24 January 2018

Manifesting with Gratitude

Can gratitude really change your life?

This was the first question I had when listening to the audiobook for Jen Sincero's You Are A Badass as part of kick starting my new year goals. According to Jen, gratitude was one of the keys to changing your mindset and manifesting the life you want. The sceptic in me (and, I tell you, that sceptic does have a pretty strong hold) was not entirely convinced that the simple act of being grateful could bring change to life.

But, this year I am committed to not just consuming knowledge but in actually implementing changes. This means having faith that authors like Jen know a bit about what they're talking about - I mean, they're writing a book, so they must know something, right? And after all, focussing on the positive parts of life sounds like a pretty nice way to do that, doesn't it?

So when I read about starting a gratitude practice, I pushed the scepticism aside and started writing down what I am grateful for each evening. I finish every day being grateful for both the small and large blessings in my life. And you know what? I may not be seeing changes (yet) but I feel better. I feel like a more positive, happy person who is open to opportunities.

What you focus on expands

Practicing gratitude, in this sense, is more than just being thankful for what you have. It's about actively putting that thanks out into the world. It's focussing on mindset shifts to change your world view. It's following the principle that the more something is at the forefront of your mind, the more you will notice it - like when you become pregnant and suddenly it seems like babies are everywhere. By focussing on the positive and joyful things in your life, you will see more of the opportunities to create the life you want. 

So, here I am, still at the start of my gratitude journey - and inviting you to start one with me! I'd love for you to join us in the VIP Facebook group and our 28 Day Gratitude Challenge for February - sharing one thing you are grateful for each day following the prompts. Click the link below to join the VIP group directly (if you're not signed up to our VIP email list, sign up to receive a printable download with all of the prompts straight to your inbox at the start of the month.

{UPDATE} The Gratitude Challenge has now finished, but you can download the prompts to follow your own gratitude challenge here:

Download the Gratitude Challenge Prompts

If you want to start an more in depth gratitude practice, I've created a FREE Gratitude Journal template you can use to print and use with prompts for journalling.

Here are some tips on starting a Gratitude Journal:

  • Find a method that works for you - whether in a notepad or on computer. Use prompts, make lists, write free text or whatever method suits you.
  • Make it the last few minutes of your day or incorporate it into an existing routine, like with your morning coffee.
  • Notice the small stuff - the small blessings and moments in your day that brought you joy.
  • But don't forget the big stuff. Remember to be thankful for those deep, meaningful parts of your life - your family, your child's laughter, the roof over your head, love.
  • Reflect on life without certain things to notice what you are thankful for.
  • Remember to enjoy the process of being grateful!

 

Download Your Free Printable Gratitude Journal Template

 

Benefits of Gratitude Infographic

 

 

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