Updated: Jan 13
As sensitive souls, we can often get stuck in feelings of anxiety and stress and have trouble connecting to appreciation and gratitude. We all know that gratitude is good for us (it is actually scientifically proven to make us happier), but it often feels silly and even cliché to just say, “be grateful” especially when we going through difficult times. You see, if it were that easy, to "just be grateful", we would already be doing it.
As human’s we have an inborn tendency to take what we appreciate for granted. We get used to the good things in our lives and they stop making us happy. (Have compassion with yourself about this – we all do it). In order to get the benefit of all the good things in our lives, we need to be able to truly connect to the feeling of gratitude (not just the action, but the actual emotion behind it) and to do this you actually have to practice!