The best time to practice gratitude is when there are obstacles in our way. In difficult moments, it is often hard to see positive forces as fears are looming. However, this is a good time to be grateful. Not for the things that have us stuck, but for the fact that we can appreciate what does not.
Gratitude can help us see the negative situations in a way that can lessen the bad feelings and panic, and open up our thinking to new solutions and ideas. More times than not, this is when we realize that gratitude requires practice. We have to recognize what we are grateful for, acknowledge it and appreciate it. Truthfully, this is not always as easy at it may seem.
The benefits of practicing gratitude can have an amazing effect on our lives, and often times, learning to be grateful is life-altering. Instead of focusing only on the negative, focus on the positive. Gratitude puts situations into perspective and helps us both the good and the bad which makes it easier to come to a decision. Gratitude also makes us feel thankful for what we have. The awareness of the things we are grateful for can lessen the desire to always want something bigger, better or more. Overall, gratitude makes us happier. It strengthens relationships, reduces stress, and also improves health.
Gratitude Improves Self-Care
Feeling grateful boosts well-being behaviors. When we feel good, we give our very best to others. Practicing gratitude improves self-care and encourages better physical health and psychological health.
When we practice gratitude and feel good, we eat right, we exercise more and we assess our overall health. Do we need to go to the doctor? Would we like to start a new exercise class? Have we taken time to pamper ourselves? Practicing gratitude makes dealing with these sorts of questions much easier, and chances are, feeling grateful and good will trigger wanting to visit the doctor, pamper ourselves or start a new exercise class.
Gratitude gives us happiness that lasts. It leads to sustainable forms of happiness and self-care. As gratitude is not based in instant gratifications, it is possible to say that if we regularly take time to practice thankfulness and express gratitude, we are likely to see results.
Get Grateful at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center
If you are new to practicing gratitude, Santosa is a wonderful place to start improving your self-care. Our detox retreat located on the beautiful island of Phuket in southern Thailand is surrounded by things to be thankful for, the stunning nature for example, and within close proximity to the beach.
Additionally, Santosa offers a wide variety of classes which manifest mindfulness and gratitude. These classes are also good for health. The center is home to many levels of yoga classes. It does not matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student as our yoga classes are sure to make you feel more limber and centered. We also offer breath work and mediation classes which are sure to enhance the feelings of gratitude.
If you’d like to practice gratitude with us at Santosa, simply fill out the inquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. Let’s be grateful together and celebrate this beautiful life.