How to Use a Morning Gratitude Practice For Manifestation

By Mia Fox
By Mia Fox

Bestselling Manifestation Book Author of 'Become the CEO of Your Dream Life'

Gratitude is one of the most joyful and powerful emotions we have as human beings. Getting to say thank you for the beautiful blessings in your life causes your body and your mind to loosen up and feel great. Focusing on what you’re grateful for naturally brings more of what you’re thankful for to you because it keeps you in a wonderfully loving state.

Practicing gratitude in the morning is an excellent way to start your day off right. And today, I love to show you a powerful morning gratitude practice that could be a game-changer for your manifestations. 

Why is Gratitude So Important When Manifesting Your Dreams And Goals

Gratitude is an incredibly powerful manifestation tool. Since manifesting is all about matching the vibration of what you’re trying to attract, isn’t saying thank you the best way to do it?

A state of gratitude is the emotional signature of already having what you want. 

Nobody who feels lack can also feel gratitude and vice versa. If you’re feeling thankful, you cannot feel lack in your life. The key to manifesting anything in your life is to feel abundance in that area. 

Why You Should Start Your Day In A State Of Gratitude

The way you start your day is such a big deal because it sets the tone for its rest. Most people wake up and immediately begin ruminating about all the things they have to accomplish that day.

This causes stress, uneasiness, anxiety, and a lack of mental organization. 

Most people live that way. But not YOU! Can you promise me that?

You’re a manifesting pro (or at least on your journey to becoming one), and you probably know that getting yourself into a positive emotional state is the most important thing you can do. 

If you allow yourself to enjoy a morning gratitude practice, you will always start your day in an abundant state. If you take the time to think about things and pay attention to what you already have, you will feel more love and thankfulness, which will spill into your other daily activities. 

The Perfect Morning Routine Exercise

The most successful people in the world have a morning routine. Group a gratitude practice with exercise, a healthy breakfast, and some inspirational reading, and you will start your day off perfectly.


The right morning routine leads to a productive and fulfilling day. 

3 Ways To Practice Gratitude Before Breakfast

There are countless practice gratitude exercises you can use. Here my favorite three you can use to get yourself in a daily gratitude habit.


Gratitude Journal

It’s really the classic of all gratitude exercises. A gratitude journal, or gratitude list.

There is a good reason that so many famous motivational speakers and successful entrepreneurs admit to keeping a gratitude journal. 

Writing down what you’re thankful for is a regimented routine that causes you to look at what you’re saying thank you for. 

Sure, you could just think about things you’re grateful for, but the imprint on your subconscious mind is usually stronger if you write things down. And handwriting even reinforces this.

It’s a way of organizing thoughts. Plus, the longer you practice gratitude by writing it in your journal, the more things you will look back on that you used to be grateful for that have evolved into so much more. 

Pick several things you’re going to write down that you’re grateful for every morning. You can start with 3, 5, or 10 things to write down. 

The most important thing to remember is to get yourself in the habit of thinking about abundant things. So make sure it’s an attainable and accessible goal for you to accomplish as soon as you wake up. 

Be specific, and write out why you’re grateful for it. 

For example, I am super happy and grateful that I have healthy food to eat to fuel me for my day. I love to eat well and take care of my body. 

Make it personal to your situation and visualize as you write it down. 

And it’s not only about the BIG things; it’s about the emotion. So you can just be grateful for all the little things in life, that’s fine.

Spend Time With People You Love

If you have a partner and a family that you can spend time with, try to include them in your gratitude practice. 

Spending time with loved ones naturally puts you in a state of gratitude because love is contagious. 

If you talk about what you’re grateful for with your family or your partner, it will cause a ripple effect of the people around you becoming more abundant and feeding into your abundance. 

If you aren’t at the family stage, you can text your best friend or chat shortly in the morning to prime each other. Finding people willing to spread gratitude and loving vibes is an excellent way to raise your vibration and keep your sites on what you’re hoping to accomplish. 

And since it’s all about getting yourself into the emotional level of gratitude, you can also just talk to your cats about how grateful you are for the things in your life.

If you pet them, while talking to them, they are usually great listeners. 

Say Thank You To Yourself In The Mirror

So many of us forget to thank ourselves for the work we do. You need to tend to your personal relationship and express gratitude to yourself for being you. 

Especially those who are chasing dreams and trying to accomplish amazing things, we get caught up in hustling and forgetting to congratulate ourselves for working hard. So pat yourself on the shoulder right now, you are amazing my friend!

When you feed yourself with positive gratitude exercises, it fuels you to go out and do more of what you love. Self-love and care create more of itself, so don’t be afraid to look yourself in the eye and say thank you. 

Act as if you were talking to your best friend or partner and feel the gratitude as deep as you can. You can repeat the three things you wrote down in your journal if you want, or you can choose something new that comes to your mind. 

Don’t underestimate the power of speaking to yourself. It may feel a little funny at first, but do it with the understanding that it is a powerful exercise that can change your life and get you where you want to go. 

Final Thoughts On Practicing Gratitude

If you’ve never had a gratitude practice, then now is a great time to get started. 

It trains your brain to be thankful and look for the good in life. The more often you can focus on what you have instead of what you don’t, you will draw more and more of that goodness to yourself. 

I created my own formula: Gratitude + Generosity = Abundance – so gratitude is really one of the cornerstones to living an abundant filled life. 

Click here and learn more about the power of gratitude for your manifestations.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mia Fox is a bestselling author, founder & CEO of the SelfMadeLadies Community. After a decade as an NLP coach, helping women to overcome their abundance blocks and turning big dreams into reality, she started her manifestation blog in 2018. Since then, she has helped millions of readers with her practical manifesting tips, and wrote her bestselling manifestation book “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life,” which turned into an award-winning transformational program, teaching students in over 222 countries worldwide how they can transform their lives with self-coaching. Read more about Mia Fox here.

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