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Ways to Cultivate a Spirit of Gratitude

Between work, family, and all of the stresses of life, it is easy to focus  on the things that go wrong. Unfortunately, doing so  can lead to anxiety, depression, and a general dissatisfaction. e. One of the simplest ways to create a new outlook on life is to concentrate on  gratitude. Being grateful, and centering on thankfulness, can put life into perspective and keep your minds in the present. Reaping  the benefits of gratitude requires that thinking and expressing your thanks becomes a way of life. These are some of the best ways to cultivate a spirit of gratitude, which in turn, helps you feel better about life.

Practice Gratitude Through Journaling
Research shows the importance of journaling in cultivating a spirit of gratitude to develop a more positive outlook on life. It might be good to bookend the day by journaling first thing in the morning and again before bed. You can simply jot down for what and for whom you  are thankful. Gratitude can include listing not just things but also people and experiences. This ritual serves as a reminder of the good things in life, which can boost any mood.

Meditation
Starting a meditation practice that integrates gratitude into an existing routine is another way to cultivate gratitude. Not only does meditation relieve stress on its own, but using that time to focus on gratitude provides an additional bonus. Even a five-minute meditative practice can help center your day around gratitude. By focusing on grateful memories and visualizing positive future outcomes, meditation can help you form  a gratuitous lifestyle.

Gratitude and Conflict Resolution
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, but gratitude can foster a positive approach to managing  these situations. Whether conflict arises with a family member, friend, or work colleague, there are ways to center on  gratitude and return to the situation in a more positive, constructive position r. By focusing on gratitude, people can reframe negative situations into something  positive. This is also a way to process the negative emotions that sometimes arise as a result of  conflicts. When we are thankful for our life we are more willing to accept challenges and can anticipate brighter moments.

Cultivating a spirit of gratitude takes effort, but it is possible for everyone to  incorporate gratitude into their lives. The benefits of the practice of gratitude are enormous. Using these methods can help make  gratitude a way of life. If you practice these methods in your own life on a consistent basis, you will become more skilled at the practice of gratitude, and this ,can greatly benefit your life in the long run.

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by Julia Keleher

Julia Keleher is a self-made executive and Philadelphia native with over 25 years of experience within education. Julia has proven herself as a dynamic leader and engaging educator using her personal passion for sharing knowledge and information to help fuel her work.

Juila is a passionate, hardworking, tenacious, intellectually curious individual who is always looking to learn, know, and understand more. This has also helped build her into a highly effective leader who is able to leverage her personal knowledge and her experiences as inspiration and motivation to others.

Julia Keleher began her career a the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She then continued her education with a Master of Science in Education and Psychological Services, and earned her Educational Doctorate at the University of Delaware.

Throughout her life, Julia has committed to using her work and her platform to help others through empowerment while also helping them create equity, and additional opportunities. Through this, Julia is able to help people by giving them the tools, resources, and information they need to build the lives they desire.

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