Top 3 Ways to Develop Appreciation
Develop Appreciation – Making an effort to practice appreciation every day has benefits for everyone. You can start feeling more thankful for the positive things in your life by following these 3 steps:
- Good things should be observed, sought for, and valued.
- Enjoy, take in, and pay close attention to those pleasant things.
- Thank someone or express you’re thanks to yourself in writing.
- Take Note of Your Life’s Positive Aspects
Start to become aware of and list the things you have to be thankful for. Pay attention to the little, mundane parts of your life and take note of the positives you may occasionally take for granted.
Try the following suggestions:
Write down three things each day for which you are thankful. Nature, People, Community, Shelter, warmth in a bed or a satisfying supper is creature comforts. It’s remarkable what you notice when you give gratitude your full attention.
Create a journal of appreciation. It is more probable that we will notice nice things as they happen if we commit to writing down pleasant things every day.
Perform rituals of thankfulness. Before a meal, some individuals say grace. It’s not necessary to be religious to express gratitude before a meal.
It’s a small practice that enables us to recognize and value the gift of having food on the table.
The next step is to relish the blessings of daily life after you’ve become aware of them.
Enjoy the Gratitude You Feel
There are times when you feel incredibly grateful right then and there. You think to yourself, “Oh, wow, this is awesome!” or “How wonderful is this” at these times.
Pause. Take note of and savor that genuine emotion of thankfulness. Soak it all in. Catch it up. Enjoy your benefits as they come to you.
Affirm your gratitude
More than politeness, etiquette, or manners, gratitude is a powerful emotion. It’s about expressing your sincere gratitude.
When you express thanks to someone, you are also exercising the first two aspects of gratitude: noticing something positive and showing genuine appreciation for it.
Express your gratitude to someone for a kind deed. You might express your gratitude in a letter by using phrases like: “It was nice of you to…,” “It really helped me out when you…,” “You did me a major favor when…,” “Thank you for listening when…,” “I really liked it when you taught me…,” or “Thank you for being there when….”.
By showing kindness, you can express thanks. Your feelings of gratitude may motivate you to do something nice or helpful for someone else.
Holding the door open for the person behind you may be a way for you to “pay it forward,” even if it requires you to wait a little longer than usual. Do their chores without letting them know you did them? Take note of how you feel after!
Tell the individuals in your life what they mean to you and how you feel about them. You don’t have to be sentimental or extravagant.
Every one of us has a distinct style. Yet even a straightforward “Mom, excellent meal. Thanks!” can mean a lot if you say it in the correct tone and at the proper time.
While you probably don’t want the person you did a favor for to feel as though you want something in return, genuine gratitude doesn’t make you feel as though you owe them anything. Feeling happy and starting a good cycle are the most important things.
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