I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
When building a profitable practice, it helps to add gratitude into your daily routine. Have you ever read articles about how people like Oprah or Tony Robbins start their day? They claim the practice of gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to change your life. They are living proof.
Keeping a gratitude journal is an excellent way to start noticing and counting your blessings. It’s simple, yet powerful. But there’s no need to stop there. There are many ways to add the practice of gratitude into your life so that you stay focused on appreciating all the amazing things you have in your life.
Here are a few simple ways to add more feelings of gratitude to your life, starting now:
Compliment a stranger.
How many times have you admired someone’s haircut or blouse but not complimented them on it? Start today.
Let someone ahead of you in line.
Remember how it feels when you have one item and all the people in front of you have a shopping cart full of items? Guess what, everyone feels that way. The next time you get the opportunity, let that person go in front of you.
Avoid negative media.
It’s tough to stay focused on all the goodness around you when you allow all the negative news in the world to play in front of you every day. Find positive TV, movies, or other media to watch instead.
Cherish your friendships.
When was the last time you told your best friend how much you appreciate them being in your life? Not because of anything they’ve done, but just for loving and supporting you throughout your life’s journey.
So often when we listen to someone talk, we are rehearsing what we want to say next. Notice how often you do that, and practice listening intently to the person—even if they are telling you about something that doesn’t interest you.
Go outside and relish.
Most of us don’t get out into nature as much as we should. That’s a shame because we miss out on so many wonders. Take time to go outside more. Go to the park and listen to the kids squeal with delight. Watch a hummingbird at your neighbor’s feeder. Enjoy the beauty of the natural world.
Practice not complaining.
When you start to notice how often you complain, you’ll be amazed. One day a week, practice not complaining. Instead, reframe everything to put a positive grateful spin on it. And mean it.
You can do it in a journal, or you can do aloud. It’s even better if you practice it with your partner or children, if applicable. Simply take turns sharing five things you’re grateful for. Do this everyday before bed and/or at the start of your day.
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