Has your mother or a friend ever told you that you are ungrateful? Do you not appreciate the beauty you have, the nature and the love of those around you? Do you fret about what you don't have instead of appreciating what you do have? If so, then you need to learn how to be a grateful person. How? See below.
Write a gratitude list every Sunday. You don't have to wait until Thanksgiving to move out the things you're grateful for. Every Sunday, get out your notebook, sit down for 15 minutes and write down everything you're grateful for. Try to think of as many new things as possible, no big things, at least ten things. You can write, "Mom's infinite love" or "My roommate drew a picture of me." Challenge yourself. Think of fifteen new things to be grateful for each week. Write down things you're grateful for to make you appreciate them more.
Appreciate your friends. Many people take friendship for granted. You may feel that your friend's presence is as natural as the couch in your living room or the tree in your front yard. But, dear reader, that is not the case. If you take your friends for granted for a long time, they will slowly fade out of your life. So every time you go out with your friends, think about what this person means to you, how much he or she has done for you, and how lucky you are to have this person in your life. Of course, everyone is not perfect, and your friends may let you down sometimes. But have you always been a perfect friend yourself? Probably not.
Appreciate your family. Family is another object of gratitude. Parents may even be the ones who teach you to be grateful. So tell your family what they mean to you, help them around the house, type or write to them if you don't live together, and let the people who raised you know how much they mean to you. Express your love to your family every day. If your family doesn't treat you well, that's a fact you have to accept. It's totally unfair, but if you want to be grateful, focus on the things you're grateful for, not the things you're not.
Appreciate health. Health is another thing that is taken for granted, and you should think about it when you complain and are dissatisfied. Sure, you may have lost something or quarreled with a good friend, but these are things you can easily deal with. It's the fragile physical condition that affects your life that can't be easily handled; So the next time you feel like the world is betraying you, be happy about your health. Be grateful for healthy lungs, a clear head, and light feet. There are many people who are not so lucky, but they are still grateful. When you have your first fear of your health, you will be more grateful and feel that everything is OK. But hopefully that time won't come.
Appreciate the opportunity. Be thankful for what you can do. It could be school, work, a party with friends, or being able to buy that new jacket. It can also be an opportunity to travel and learn interesting things. Opportunity is when you can do things that others don't even think about, so be grateful for all the opportunities you get. Sure, some people have more opportunities than you do, but that doesn't mean you should be miserable or jealous.
Appreciate nature. As long as you live in the heart of the city, you are still surrounded by nature. Go to a public park or walk around a lake and appreciate the beauty around you. Take a 20-minute walk around your neighborhood every day and you'll be more appreciative of the opportunities you have. Even on rainy, gloomy days, you should be grateful for the sound of rain.
Look for hope. If you want to be a grateful person, then you should learn to look for the positive in everything. Stop complaining and think about what makes you happy, not what makes you unhappy. If you want to be grateful, then you should combat each negative thought by thinking three positive thoughts, thereby killing the negativity. Look at things from multiple angles. You may be upset about failing a math test, but you have not suffered financially. Remember that there is always someone who is facing a bigger problem than you, and focus on the positive and happy side of what you are facing.
Don't play the victim. Ungrateful people usually blame the world for the bad things that happen to them. If you want to become a grateful person, stop thinking about the world, your teachers, your boss, your friends, or your family and focus on how the world has helped you. Take control of your life. Don't think you are a victim of this bad circumstance and focus on the good circumstances in your life.
Say "thank you" to a stranger. Say thank you to the girl who hands you coffee at 6 a.m. She's probably tired and needs a word like that. Thank the waiter or salesperson at the store. Thank the man who opened the door for you at dinner. Thank the taxi driver who took you home. Saying thank you is not only polite, it puts you in a more appreciative state.
Tell loved ones you're grateful. It may be easier to say thank you to strangers than to loved ones. If you want to be an emotional person, you should thank your friends and family when they help you, or just for being there, and let them know how much their constant love and support means to you. You may not like being so emotional, but once you get used to expressing gratitude to loved ones, the feeling will fade.
Write "thank you" cards. Instead of leaving "thank you" cards for your boss or secretary, make it a habit to send them to people who have helped you. That could be the friend you lost when you slept at his house for three days. It could be someone who spends hours explaining the topic to you. Send thank-you cards to show your appreciation. Whatever the form, writing a thank you card will not only make the other person smile, it will also make you a more grateful person because you turn gratitude into words.
Be willing to help friends. Ungrateful people are selfish and will only engage with others when they can get something in return. Therefore, change from the source and offer to help your friends. Your friend may be busy and need someone to bring her lunch. Maybe your friend needs help picking out an evening dress. No matter what it is, offer to help, then you will feel grateful when you are helped. Helping others makes you unselfish and grateful when you get help.
Don't complain online. This is easy. Don't go online and tell 500 friends what a bad day you had, got stuck in traffic for 25 minutes or lost it again. Don't scold the "annoyances" that make your life worse, and don't complain about how fake others are or just taking advantage of you. Don't use the Internet as your negative seminar. Scolding people online to gain support will only add fuel to the fire and make you act even more ungrateful. If you really feel the need to share your personal feelings with a friend, try sharing something positive.
Be kind to your elders. Don't think that visiting your grandparents is a chore. Be grateful to your elders and see what they do for you, knowing that they won't be around forever. If your grandparents are still alive, spend your precious time with them. If they are no longer with you, be kind to other elders and let them know that you appreciate and appreciate their wisdom and love. You'll be old one day. Do you want your grandchild counting the hours and thinking about playing with his friends?
Don't be jealous. Jealousy is a characteristic of ungrateful people. If you're not grateful, then you're constantly comparing yourself to others, wishing you were just like them, jealous of them, wishing you had the same boyfriend, car, outfit, or looks as your friend or some stranger. If you want to learn to be grateful, then give up this game of comparison immediately, or you will never be satisfied. Remember that it is impossible to compare yourself to others without knowing everything about them. Sure, you might want to have as much money as your best friend, but she might want her parents to be as affectionate as yours.
Volunteer. Volunteering in your community is another way to show your appreciation for what you have. Whether you help clean the local park, work at a restaurant, or teach reading to children and adults in your community, you will become a more grateful person if you take the time to help those less fortunate and appreciate what you have from them. If you really enjoy volunteering, you can even volunteer to travel to other countries. This can really change your perspective and make you more grateful.
Communicate with nature. Right. Go to the park and sit in the sun. It will help you appreciate everything in your life. Whether it's going swimming, walking in the park, hiking, or climbing mountains, connecting with nature will help you see the transience of life and appreciate every little thing in it. The longer you're out there, the more grateful you'll feel.
Do yoga. Yoga is a practice of gratitude. When you practice arm balance and different positions, you build a connection between mind and body that makes you truly appreciate every breath, every moment, and everyone around you. Yoga tells you that the world has everything you need, and you have exactly what the world needs. The habit of practicing yoga every week helps you appreciate all the little things and feel fulfilled. Yoga enables you to be generous and offer your all to the world. It makes you unselfish and grateful.
Perform occasional acts of kindness. You shouldn't reserve kindness only for close friends and family. Help a neighbor find a lost puppy. Helping a girl who spilled coffee all over her. Help the old woman carry things. Sometimes opportunities present themselves -- you don't have to look for them. When the opportunity to help others arises, the best thing to do is to offer your help, and you will be grateful for your contribution. Make it a goal to do at least one act of kindness each month. Try to gradually aim for once a week. Wondering if you can do one good deed a day? You never know until you try.
Give your friend a thoughtful gift. Giving gifts is a good way to show your gratitude. If you want your friend to know that you appreciate her, you don't need to wait until your friend's birthday to get her a gift. If you see a cute picture frame in your craft, put your picture in it for her. If you see an accessory that suits your friend, buy it for her. It's not about the price -- it's about the thought. Get into the habit of giving gifts to your friends. You think of them and want them to feel special, which is a great way to learn gratitude.
Show your gratitude by thanking people around you for the little things around you (but don't overdo it, or it'll get annoying).
Read books like "Parvana and Parvana's Journey."
Don't waste food when you eat.
Don't complain about the things you take for granted, the school and the care of your parents.