How to Feel Gratitude in Difficult Times

June 18, 2018 | By More

Times of trouble can make it more difficult for you to find gratitude in your heart. They can make you turn to anger or resentment. However, you can still show gratitude despite challenging issues in your life.

If difficult times are affecting your ability to see gratitude, consider these ideas:

Search for the positive. You may be going through a stressful or difficult period in your life, but it doesn’t have to stop you from seeing positive things.

What are the positive areas in your life that aren’t being affected by your current challenges? Do you still have your home and health? Do you still have a job that provides for your family?

Cherish the small details. It’s easy to lose sight of the small details if you’re overwhelmed by a difficult situation at home or at work. However, if you learn to treasure the details, you’ll welcome gratitude back into your life.

Search for joy. It’s important to add joy to your daily schedule. Watch a comedy, read a comic book, or share jokes with friends. Add laughter to your routine.

Embrace the power of change. Change is a necessary part of existence, but when you’re struggling, you might feel as if your life will never improve.

Remind yourself that changes occur all the time, and change can lead to gratitude.

Your ability to find gratitude doesn’t have to be limited during challenges. Search for the positive areas in your life, even as you struggle in other areas. Remember that you’re not alone and that everything changes. Soon, you’ll find yourself feeling the gratitude that you seem to have lost.

Moira Hutchison

Mindfulness Coach, Tarot Card Reader & Energy Healer



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