10 Powerful Ways to Practice Gratitude Daily

By Mia Fox
By Mia Fox

NLP Coach & Bestselling Manifestation Book Author

Practice gratitude is a habit that will take you very far if you want to attract a more abundant life. This makes it the perfect manifesting technique in your law of attraction toolbox. If you signal to the universe that you are grateful for the things you already have, you will attract more. That’s the basics of the law of abundance. Want to learn how you can practice gratitude daily? 

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But before we go through the individual points, let’s have a quick look at why gratitude is such an important tool if you want to manifest your dreams and achieve your big goals.

Why is Practice of Gratitude Helping With Manifesting


Here a little Law of Attraction 101, as a reminder:

Manifestation is based on the fact that you set yourself a big goal, ask for your dream. Then you have to make sure to work on all your abundance blocks, the roadblocks that may keep you away from reaching your goals.

In the 3. step, you reprogram your subconscious mind so that it brings all the resources, possibilities, ideas, etc. you need into your life. And in the end, you only have to do one thing: taking action! 

Gratitude plays a crucial role in this process because it helps to signal to the subconscious that you have already ALL THESE good things in your life.

You have probably heard the expression “act as if” in connection with the Law of Attraction?

This does not mean pushing your credit card to the limit and treating yourself to the luxurious lifestyle that you want to manifest.

The point is to signal to the subconscious mind, often referred to as the universe, that you are already on this vibrational alignment.

And practice gratefulness is the perfect way to do so.

Check out this post to learn more about the power of gratitude for manifesting.

Reprogramming your subconscious mind is not the only power that gratitude holds. 

Researchers say that gratitude closes a gate in the brain, which does not allow negative emotions and thoughts to pass. This means that negativity and gratitude cannot exist together.

If you know how important it is for the Law of Attraction to work, that you are as positive as possible in life, you should understand why gratitude has such an impact on your mindset and can help to speed up your manifestation.

So let’s see how you can bring more appreciation into your life, and use this powerful Law of Attraction tool, day in, and day out.

1. Practice Gratitude by Telling Others That You Are Thankful

Tell people that ‘you’re grateful and thank them for everything positive they bring into your life.

Whether that’s the friendly barista in the coffee shop who served you with extra care (don’t forget the tip.) Or the lady next door who feeds your cat when you’re away for the weekend.

Giving back is one of the most beautiful things in life, and it is so good to express our gratitude to the people who are valuable to us regularly.

2. Write a Positive Review

In the last six months, I trained with a Personal Trainer and then said goodbye to him for a “summer break” when he asked me to leave a review on Google.

It’s funny, I’m a business owner myself, and still, I don’t often remember to leave a review for others for their services. So I’m glad he did remind me about it.

Giving a positive review, for a product or service you like,  is a great way to show your gratitude. And an excellent way to support small business owners.

I sold thousands of copies of my manifestation book “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life,” and it still makes my day when I get messages like this from my readers:

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3. Cuddle Your Pet

All cat owners will surely agree; there is not much more beautiful than when your cat shows you her gratefulness for some cuddles, by purring gently.

Pets, if we take good care of them, show us their gratitude every day. For the affection, the feeding, and of course, when we keep their toilet clean.

But we can also show our gratitude to our furry friends for being with us and (mostly) making our lives more enjoyable. So, give your pet more attention for an extra gratitude kick.

4. Give Back

Gratitude and Generosity really go hand in hand. And I even invented my own formula for this:

Gratitude + Generosity = Abundance

Generosity signals to the Law of Attraction that you have more than enough, so much, that you can even share some of it. Your gratitude for these things, even more, supports the whole thing.

And you get a double effect! Because those you give to, they will undoubtedly return gratitude.

I give 10% of my income to a charity, but not only that, I help wherever and whenever I can. And I believe giving is the most satisfying feeling in the world.

5. Thank Someone for Changing Your Life

Think back to a point in your life where a person had a significant influence on you. Maybe you got some valuable advice or just got inspired.

Maybe a teacher, a mentor, your parents, your brother, a good friend, a book author… Whoever it was, it’s time to say thank you.

If that person has passed away in the meantime, or you just can’t figure out how to contact them, write him or her a thank-you letter anyway. You can write it into your gratitude journal and read it regularly.

6. START A GRATITUDE JAR

A gratitude jar is something I came across last year and found it such a wonderful idea.

You take a big jar and colorful paper, and every day you write something on a piece of paper for which you are thankful, and so you fill the gratitude jar, day by day.

At the end of the year, you open each of these notes and read them out loud. This is a recipe for 365 days of gratitude. What could be better?

I plan to open my notes on new year’s eve with my husband Tom and a bottle of my favorite champagne. How about you?

7. Share Your Daily Gratitude With Your Partner

In our house, the Law of Attraction is really practiced 24/7, and we have integrated many small things into our everyday life that help us to manifest our dreams. With great success.

Having an attitude of gratitude is undoubtedly an important part of this Law of Attraction routine. Learn more about this here: The Power of Gratitude for Manifesting.

My husband and I often sit down in the morning and have a coffee together while we talk about how grateful we are for our lives.

Sharing your gratitude with your spouse (or a close friend or family member) is not only a great way to practice gratitude every day but also excellent for bonding your relationship.

 

8. Start a Gratitude List or Journal

So this post clearly shows you the importance of gratitude in life. Make it a daily habit! And a gratitude journal is, of course, a perfect way to express your gratitude every day.

This is the perfect activity for your daily Law of Attraction routine.

No matter if you just list on a piece of paper what you are grateful for, or you write it in your journal, like a story, it helps you to reflect every day how many great things you already have in your life.

Check out my 5 tips for your perfect gratitude list for more inspiration on starting a gratitude journal.

9.  Create a Gratitude Wall

A gratitude board is a great alternative to a vision board.

All you need is a free spot on a wall or a pin-board, and every time you feel grateful for something that you have or that just happened to you, write it on a note and post it to your gratitude wall.

Of course, it is also important to regularly read through these notes and reflect on the amazing life you are already living.

 

10. Be Grateful for the Most Important Person in Your Life: Yourself

Self-love is an essential point for your personal growth and important if you want to bring more of the good stuff into your life.

And I’m sure you have countless reasons to appreciate yourself!

Be grateful for your body that supports you with hundreds or thousands of functions. Be thankful for the things you like most about your looks. Be grateful for your mind that is so powerful that you can achieve anything you want.

A fantastic exercise to practicing gratitude is this:

Look in the mirror every evening, say your name out loud, and then tell yourself what you are grateful for today, name all the things you have done, name all the positive thoughts you have had, appreciate the moments in which you were strong, courageous, funny, friendly, kind…

Love yourself! Because you are the most important person in your life.

Bonus Tip: Be Grateful for the Little Things

In a world where everything has to be faster, bigger, and better, we often forget the small things.

When it comes to expressing your gratitude, it’s the little things that count because these little moments in life add up and can determine how your overall vibrational alignment is.

There are so many little things in life for which we can be grateful.

A beautiful sunrise, the sun shining on your face in the morning, the freshly brewed coffee, a smile from a stranger passing by, your good mood, the birds singing on your way to work, a text message from a good old friend, a meeting that worked out great, a nice chat at lunch break, the soft blanket you can fall into after a hard day at work.

And I could go on and on.

Every day we have countless experiences, thoughts, and feelings. If we only showed our gratitude for a small part of them, our lives would change dramatically.

Health Benefits of Gratitude

I already mentioned at the beginning of this post, how your gratitude has a positive effect on your brain and can change your mindset. But gratitude has many other health benefits.

For example, in a study on the health benefits of gratitude, two psychologists, Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami and Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, surveyed two groups on the topic.

And the results are even more reason to start implementing more gratitude exercises in your day.

In this study, one group had to write down every day what they are grateful for. And it turned out that the group that expressed their gratitude generally felt better, were more optimistic, and even lived healthier and worked out more often.

And here even more health benefits of gratitude that have been proven by studies so far:

»  It decreased pain levels.
»  It reliefs stress levels.
»  It helps you to sleep better.
»  It reduces depression and anxiety.
»  It increases your energy levels.
»  It helps with overall happiness and a better outlook in life.

Learn more about the benefits of practicing gratitude, and how to use it for your manifestation process, in my gratitude guide.

What Are You Grateful for Today?

You see how important gratitude is, whether it is for your health, your personal development, or if you want to manifest your BIG dreams and goals in life.

Show your gratitude every day. Share it with your community and make gratitude a part of your everyday life. I hope these ten tips on practicing gratitude daily, will inspire and help you with this.

And if you want to attract more beautiful things into your life, to be grateful for, don’t forget to check out my manifestation book. This will finally make the law of Attraction work for you.

I’m Mia Fox, bestselling author, and the face behind this manifestation blog. After a decade as an NLP coach, helping women to overcome their abundance blocks, I decided to quit 1:1 coaching and founded the SelfMadeLadies online community. Here I help thousands of daily readers, wonderful women, just like YOU, to make the law of attraction work. And now it’s YOUR turn, are you ready?  Then get started and “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life” – grab your copy of my manifestation book here »

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