A complete guide to gratitude this 2022

A complete guide to gratitude this 2022

Expressing gratitude on a daily basis is easier said than done. That is why we are going to show you a complete guide to gratitude this 2022.

A complete guide to gratitude this 2022

Expressing and practicing gratitude is not the same thing. It takes a deep exploration of yourself. 

And while saying "thanks" is a great place to start, there is much more to it. 

The two basic notions about gratitude

The two basic notions about gratitude

Gratitude is not transactional

Don't ever think about gratitude as if it were something to be bought. Instead of thinking "I've had to work for this," try thinking: "I'm thankful for doing this that I love."

Get into the right mindset

Recognize the things in life that are good for you, it could be the place where you live, the people that are around you, your loving pets, or the food you eat. 

Be grateful in 3 steps

Saying "thank you," as we said, it is a good place to start, but you can do it better.

Step 1

When expressing gratitude, describe what the other person did for you.

Step 2

State how much effort they put in what they've done.

Step 3

Say very clearly how much it impacted you. 

Connect with others that contribute to your individual welfare. When you acknowledge their efforts, it reinforces what others do right en encourages positive feelings for both parties. 

What you should avoid doing

But mind you, thanking someone for something they did not do, is passive-aggressive behavior, and proactive thanks can also trigger guilt-tripping

Saying "thanks in advance for doing something for me," forces the other to do what you've asked for, say thanks once the person has helped you. 

Expressing gratitude has its limits too, if a person harms you, but then does something for you, you just need to stay away from them. 

The bottom line

Gratitude is about moving forward, you need to stay away from the negative to see the positivity around you and finally move on. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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