Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude or appreciation of what we already have is necessary to attract the things that we want and desire. Every day when you wake up try to be thankful.

Think about the good things in your life you should be thankful for. Appreciate your job (even if you don’t like it). Feel gratitude for a place to live. If you have some food, some friends or anything else you can find to appreciate, appreciate it!

Now is a great time to put being grateful into action. This current pandemic has pretty much changed our way of life and even our way of thinking, we may be feeling down or uncertain that things are ever going to return to normal. A lot of people during this time, don’t have enough of the basic things like food, water and their own place to live. Some have lost their jobs, many are depressed, and some are simply mentally exhausted from worries. It’s natural that you want more, that you want to improve your standard of life, but first you need to feel gratitude for what you already have. Think about what you have been able to sustain during this time. Do you still have your job? Have you been able to remain healthy? Have you been able to draw closer to your family during this time? What great things have you been able to accomplish, despite being in a pandemic?

If you start your day with feelings of gratitude you will feel good and you will likely keep that feeling all day.

Try writing things down, like this:

“I am so happy and grateful that…”

and then write what you would like to have, for example:

“I am very happy and grateful that I make $1 million per year; that I have a wonderful and loving family etc.”

Use the present tense, visualize the things you want, be grateful for them, and think about them as already yours. When you achieve them, you can add new things to your list. When you write about money, start first with amount you believe is possible and then increase the amount when you got the amount you’d written down.

Be specific.

When you start doing as described above, at first you might feel strange that you are using present tense for the things you want to have in the future, but it’s important to train your mind and force your mind to think about them in present tense. After some time of playing such “mental ping pong” your mind will obey and will help you to achieve the things you want.

Gratitude goes a long way. As you grow in gratitude, you will certainly begin to feel better, become more productive, and have more positive thoughts. Take on an “Attitude of Gratitude” and see how it changes your life!

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Phaedrea Watkins

Phaedrea is an advocate for women to who dare to dream big dreams, in pursuit of starting a business or their own side hustle. Phaedrea is co-author in Volume 7 of the best-selling book series titled, “20 Beautiful Women”, a collection of personal short stories from 20 women authors, speakers, and life coaches. She has also created “Today is Your Day”, a 90-Day motivational journal. She is currently working on additional writings. Phaedrea holds a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters in Business Administration. Though she has worked in corporate for many years, she has always had an itch to thrive as an entrepreneur, and wants to serve as motivation and encouragement for others to press through challenging times to realize their dreams. Phaedrea is the wife of an Army veteran, mom to two beautiful children, a serial entrepreneur, author, Realtor®, and mentor to young adults. Instagram: @phaedreawatkins Email: Website:

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