Happy people understand the one fundamental truth of life: What you focus on expands. So if you’re constantly engaging with depressing, self-critical, or negative thoughts, well then guess what? Your life experience will reflect those very thoughts you’re giving your attention to.
And that’s exactly why happy people practice gratitude.
Every day, they actively divert their attention to what they already have instead of what they lack. They express gratitude for what they are working on instead of lamenting over what they haven’t been able to achieve yet. And that’s how opportunities flow their way.
As per the words of Oprah:
“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.”
How to apply this habit:
Practice gratitude every single day, and it will feed positivity to every corner of your life because what you focus on expands.
When you wake up, open your notebook and write down three things you are grateful for in your life. Before you go to sleep, write down one line to express what you were most grateful for today. It’s as simple as that.
Want to make it a little more exciting? Open a page on your notebook, draw a heart, and fill it with all the things that you’re grateful for in life. Repeat this 2-minute exercise every single day and watch how you naturally become a more peaceful, positive-oriented, and happy person.