I'm going to be open and honest, gratitude is not something that has always - nor always - come easy to me. I know I have a fucking incredible life and I am SO grateful for it, but it’s hard for me to set aside the time each day to actually be grateful for what I have.
There are so many things I have to be grateful for in my life. I’m healthy, my kids are healthy, we’re happy, I’m doing what I love every day, we’re wealthy, we’re in abundance. It’s days that my three-year-old throws a tantrum or the car get a six-inch bolt in the tire that I find myself struggling to live in the frequency of gratitude and just appreciate my life.
The further I find myself in this journey, the more recognize tools that help live in the frequency of gratitude - and that can help you too:
Be Thankful Before it Happens
You’ll hear this a lot in the world of manifestation: Be thankful before it happens. Part of manifestation and mindset for moms is manifesting the life that you want through gratitude. You’re thankful for the opportunities coming your way, the opportunities you work for, and the opportunities you’re experiencing.
Keep a gratitude journal - or add it into your current journal! Journaling is less about proving you’re expressing gratitude, but more about reminding yourself to express gratitude. Journaling turns into a habit which in turn helps you create a habit of expressing gratitude. Here are a few prompts your can use:
What is something you love about yourself?
What is something you love about your home?
What is something you love about your life?
What are three things you can be grateful for today?
What are three things you are grateful for from yesterday?