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I am grateful for the lovely sandwich I had for lunch and the kind smile the shop assistant gave me.
You can use this link to print off an example of a simple gratitude journal sheet or simply use a piece of paper or note book and start a gratitude journal. Remember that you can use a ‘Gratitude Journal’ for things that haven’t yet come in to your experience like you would when using a ‘Vision Board’. What ever you decide to use, it is sometimes helpful to use pictures cut from magazines, photos you have taken or even drawings of your own. Use what ever helps you in feeling grateful for what you have and what you want. You will find it will attract and give you more to be happy and grateful about!
Creative visualisation is a practise of using your thoughts to deliberately create an experience or outcome as you want it to be. You create the desired outcome in your mind before it has actually occurred. It is a technique of using your imagination to create what you want in life.
Worry is the negative, anticipated potential of an outcome that hasn’t yet been experienced in the present.When we worry we engage in a chain of thoughts and/or images of a negative and uncontrollable nature about something we have not yet experienced. We ‘imagine’ what the outcome will be.
Gratitude turns the bad things into good. How often do you hear individuals complaining about problems at work? Be grateful for your job; the money coming in at the end of each month and the challenges you have. There is always something to be grateful for even when things don’t seem to be going that well.
Affirmations are positive statements made in the present tense designed to counteract a negative belief you currently hold. Affirmations support the changes you want to make in your life by directing ‘positive affirmed’ statements based on the area in your life you want to change. This is achieved by the repetition of these affirmation phrases. They can have profound effects as the changes start to take hold and break through your limiting thoughts and beliefs.
Meditation is a discipline by which the practitioner is attempting to go beyond the sensory stimuli that we take in and process with the Conscious mind, focussing the attention onto a particular object of contemplation, avoiding external influences “thinking" ourselves into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness.