In those times when there is tension in my marriage or my relationship with my kids, my #1 go to practice is appreciation.
Often I can’t get there instantly, I usually need to take some time to centre myself first, to calm and clear. Then appreciation becomes the bridge that reconnects us in a peaceful & loving way. There’s something so beautiful about appreciating someone too, it’s a heart filled connection.
This works so well to enhance the things are doing that I like, because people love feeling appreciated and they will naturally do more of the things they are being appreciated for. I first learnt this when I was a classroom teacher of 5 year olds, it was the most effective way to encourage them to be their best!
☞ Research suggests that by simply focusing on at least 3 things that you appreciate each day, you’ll experience less stress, anxiety & depression.
☞ It has also been proven that feeling appreciated leads to better health by strengthening your immune system and reducing inflammation.
Too often we look to the future for our happiness, but it is never truely in the things we do or acquire in the future that will bring real happiness. It's in the moments happening right now that happiness can be found, and it’s usually all the little things that bring the most fulfilment.
There’s no better time than the one we are in right now to get back to basics and appreciate the richness we already have. So here are some suggestions to help you rekindle your inner spark & enhance the love in your relationships.
There are a gazillion ways appreciation can be practiced, these are just a few ideas if you need some to begin.
I’m sure you’ll find that the results from bringing this simple awareness shift into your daily life will be profound.