Why it’s important to be grateful

Does your life feel like one long to-do list? Learn how, by practising gratitude, you can change your perception of your life and welcome more of the things you want and love into it.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared a series of articles explaining how you can Love yourself wealthy by Katie Phillips from Daring & Mighty. In our final article, Katie reveals the immense power of simple gratitude.

Gratitude is greatly underrated

An attitude of gratitude is a greatly underrated outlook, because vibrationally gratitude sets us up for abundance – when we are grateful for the things that we receive, we are energetically aligning ourselves to abundance.

When we re grateful, we don’t dwell on what we don’t have, but rather we appreciate all of the love and support that we do enjoy. And as I have explained before, we get what we focus on, so by focusing on the positive things we have, those things will increase and intensify.

Life can feel like one long to-do list sometimes

Sometimes it’s too easy to look at our lives as one massive to-do list. It can look something like:

  • Wake up.
  • Get kids ready for school/nursery.
  • Make breakfast.
  • Clear up breakfast.
  • Make packed lunches.
  • Do school/nursery run.
  • Meet clients.
  • Start new project.
  • Dash to shops for food for dinner.
  • Work to client deadline.
  • Do school/nursery run.
  • Oversee homework.
  • Prepare dinner.
  • Clear up after dinner.
  • Put kids to bed.
  • Spend time with partner.
  • Tackle ironing.
  • Call friend.
  • Bed.

The things we need to achieve every day can seem overwhelming, especially when listed out like this! But what we often forget is that our lives are this way because, in some way, we have ordered all of this up for ourselves.

Our life today is a direct reflection of our previous thinking. All of this stuff going on in is the abundance of the universe being delivered to us. And yet where is our gratitude?

Change your to-do list to a thankful list

If we were to reframe our ‘to-do’ list as a list of gratitudes such as ‘I have friends who care about me, children and a partner who love me, a beautiful home to live in, an abundance of food to enjoy, access to unlimited communication tools and a steady income, and for all that I am grateful’ then our energy changes instantly.

We are focusing upon what we have and are therefore calling in more abundance. By cultivating our own gratitude we open ourselves up to receive and invite more abundance to flow into our lives.

And that abundance can also impact your business or career. Being grateful for the clients you have, or opportunities to work in the way you want, can create opportunities for more of the same to come into your life – increasing your opportunity for financial abundance on your terms.

I was stuck in a victim mindset

I remember only too well what my life looked like when I was stuck in a victim mindset. When I discovered why I felt such a victim I was able to release the beliefs and habits that kept me so angry and sad, and switch up to a vibration of joy, love and gratitude.

And hand on heart, I have never looked back! Loving myself allowed me to develop deep gratitude for myself, my life and the abundance that is all around me – all of which increases every single day. I have so much to be grateful for and this is what I desire for you too.

What are you grateful for?

What about you? Can you reframe your life and your to-do list into a list of gratitude? What do you have to be thankful for, and what would you like to welcome more of into your life by focusing on it with a spirit of appreciation?

Katie Phillips is the founder of Daring & Mighty, an organisation committed to sharing the importance of having a healthy, loving and conscious relationship with yourself.