Whether it’s saying affirmations, doing a focused meditation, or keeping a gratitude journal, it is likely that you have heard of people doing gratitude exercises.
Perhaps you have asked yourself why they are doing it.
If you are a believer in the Law of Attraction, you’re probably wondering how it can help you with your manifesting efforts.
While unknown to many there are many amazing reasons why we should be doing gratitude exercises daily.
The Link Between Manifestation and Gratitude
There are various factors that can help determine how successful your Law of Attraction work will be.
For those who are new to the Law of Attraction, it is important to know that your vibration is influenced by almost anything that occurs in your life.
It is therefore important that you keep your vibration high so you can align with abundance rather than lack.
So where does practicing gratitude exercises come in?
If you are not tuned into the idea of gratitude, it’s so easy to get sucked into focusing on worry, fear, anger, disappointment, frustration, and other negative emotions.
In contrast, if you spend time cultivating and nourishing gratitude, you will gain a more optimistic and positive mentality.
And it’s the feeling of positivity that will tell the universe you are ready for more blessings to come into your life.
Gratitude and Abundance
If you want to know how your Law of Attraction work can benefit from your gratitude exercises, let us look at a specific example.
Let’s say you want to manifest abundance.
It is likely that you think about how much you want money.
If you integrate gratitude exercises in your routine, you can train yourself to stop wishing and wanting to have more money because you can see how blessed you are.
You are alive.
You have a roof over your head.
You are healthy.
You get to create memories with your loved ones.
You have a great job that pays well.
You have a pet who loves you unconditionally.
The list can go on.
Doing gratitude exercises will not only improve your mood drastically and dramatically, it will also bring you into alignment with abundance.
How to Do Daily Gratitude Exercises
Doing gratitude exercises on a routine basis can help you integrate gratitude into your life with ease.
Eventually it will become a habit.
When gratitude becomes a habit, you can easily bring positive thoughts and feelings into your day without much prompting.
Apart from making gratitude exercise a habit, you have the option to structure the habit any way you prefer and any way that serves you best.
A few powerful ways you can cultivate gratitude into your day include:
Each morning when you wake up and each night before you sleep, say “I am grateful for ____” at least 5 times.
Fill in the blank with something different each time. You don’t need to focus on anything big.
Just anything and everything (or anyone) that brings you genuine appreciation and happiness during that time.
Examples include a delicious meal, great health, the weather, a pet, something that made you laugh, and so on. Anything that will inspire you to be grateful is fair game.
If you prefer writing things down, you can also do the exercise in written form.
One benefit of this approach would be to look back through your journal anytime and reconnect with things that make you feel grateful.
This is a powerful technique especially in times of adversity.
You can list down at list 5 things daily and 10 if you are feeling ambitious. If you can only dedicate a short amount of time to the exercise, it would be best to stick with 5.
This specific exercise is compatible with journaling and affirmations.
In addition, it also allows you to spread positivity to others.
All you need to do is look for at least 2 people you can express gratitude to.
This can be as big as thanking someone about their unconditional support or as small as thanking a stranger for opening the doors for you.
Whenever you do this, always focus on gratitude.
Create a thoughtful and appreciative social presence that will attract more love and kindness into your life.
Over to You
Now that you know how important and powerful gratitude can be, it makes perfect sense to ensure it is an integral part of your daily life. The techniques laid out above should get your gratitude (and manifestation) efforts off to a truly powerful start.