Practising gratitude or appreciation on a daily basis can change your life.
Especially if you build a ritual as soon you wake up to run through the things you are grateful for in your mind. Why you ask? Well, your brain is operating between 7.5-14Hz which is an Alpha state.
Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation and usually when the eyes are closed, when waking from a daydream or during light meditation or sleep. It is an optimal time to program the mind for success and it also heightens your imagination, visualization, memory, learning and concentration.
What is the difference between gratitude and appreciation you may ask, well, they are slightly different as gratitude is generally felt for something that has already occurred, while appreciation is felt in the present moment (which makes it that bit better as the present moment is where all your power is).
If you can spend time in this emotion, then you are teaching your brain to look for things to appreciate and it opens up your heart, which can help open up your intuition…we will talk more about developing your intuition in an up and coming video.
Have you heard of glass half empty people and glass half full people?
Well, this defines optimistic people vs. pessimistic or negative people.
Optimistic people tend to have more positive thoughts, be more hopeful, and view the future in a positive light. When a situation is neutral, a person who is optimistic will be more likely to see it as positive, while a pessimistic person is more likely to see it as negative.
People can have different levels of optimism over time and someone’s level of optimism can change depending on the context or situation. We have to teach ourselves to become optimistic and grateful over time though and we discuss how in the video.
You can choose to change your thought patterns and overall attitude over time and become someone new, decide to reinvent yourself as an optimistic person who expects the best, and not become a victim of your own thought patterns anymore. It does take commitment and practise, but it is totally worth it as you are effectively rewiring your brain into seeing new things in new ways.
And how is this related to being resilient? Well, feeling optimistic and hopeful are key to positive mental health and social and emotional wellbeing which is why you need to check out the video now...
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