While facing the pressures and demands of our daily lives, it can be challenging to stop and think about what we are grateful for in our lives. When you can stop and show gratitude for what you have, you will experience amazing benefits. Here are seven tips for cultivating appreciation and boosting your overall happiness.
how to be grateful
The myth: The people around us are responsible for our joy and happiness.
This misconception is rooted in our childhood and transmitted throughout the growth process. As children, it is our parents’ or guardians’ sole responsibility to ensure our happiness.
The adults take on the role of acquiring presents for every birthday and every Christmas holiday. They get us our favorite ice-cream and make our favorite dish every odd day. During this early stage of our development, our joy is in their hands and we have little control over it, hence the tantrums we get to throw when things do not go our way.
Coping with anger is essential, since when we explode in uproars we are only causing more problems. Anger develops throughout the years, while we grow to adults.