How To Be Obsessively Grateful Always When Life Is Hard

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How To Be Obsessively Grateful Always!

Learn how to be obsessively grateful always. Especially when life is hard! We get so caught up in our little world with our blinds on and lose perspective of the bigger picture.

We transform our problems into a gigantic scary monster that seems unmanageable with no solution in the foreseeable future. And then we worry, have sleepless nights, cry, get in a bad mood, and blame the world.

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We All Got Problems

More often than not, these huge “problems” are actually not that big. We make them grow with our inability to deal with them.

Anyone a mile away from us can’t come closer; otherwise, we bite. The anger takes over, and we become someone else.

You keep hitting a wall trying to pass through to only ending up with your face smashed. Meanwhile, in front of you, there is a door you can’t see as you are focusing on the problem.

Choose to be obsessively grateful and watch how everything changes. You will be able to access the situation with a clear vision and come up with possible solutions.

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Be Obsessively Grateful Every Single Day

For once, you are alive. You are breathing, have access to clean water, a place to sleep, food to eat and clothes to wear.

Your basic needs are being met. Just for this, you are already ahead of the game.

Take a moment, look around, and absorb what is going on around you. Frankly, you must recognize you are part of the fortunate ones.

If you are reading this, you have access to the internet, and probably own a computer or a phone. Do you see where I am coming from?

In a society dominated by overconsumption, people tend to focus on what they are lacking.

Stop ignoring the amazing things in your life. Acknowledge and appreciate them. Be thankful for what you already have!

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

Complaining Won't Help

Some people are always complaining. They can’t see the good in any circumstance. Something fantastic happens, and they find a way to turn that around.

If you are one of those people, hit the pause button now! Look yourself in the mirror and reflect. Why are you choosing to survive instead of living?

Be honest with yourself. Don’t blame others for what is not going your way. We all have free will, and whatever situation you find yourself today, most probably, you have chosen that path. 

While you don’t take full responsibility, you can’t move forward to a fulfilling life. The world owes us nothing! Ingratitude destroys everything.

Whatever is making you unhappy, change it. You have that power!

Celebrate Being Alive!

There are much less fortunate people that manage to be content in life. Why? Because they are living a meaningful life, where possessions don’t play a significant role.

These people are compassionate and givers, but more than that, they are obsessively GRATEFUL!

Gratitude brings abundance, joy and happiness. Count your blessings and see how your life improves.

Start early morning when you open your eyes. Right there, you have a reason to be thankful.

You woke up and have the whole day ahead to enjoy. Many people are not this lucky. Life on its own should be celebrated. Something so fundamental, yet we don’t put much thought into it. We look at it as a certainty.

Don’t take anything for granted as things could change in a split of a second. Celebrate the fact that you are alive. Your heart is beating!

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Keep A Gratitude Journal

Keep a gratitude journal. Write down ten great things you are thankful for, be very specific and truly mean it. Re-train your brain to focus on the positive, making journaling part of your routine.

No matter how big or small, get into the habit of saying thank you to EVERYTHING good that happens to you.

Be grateful for the people surrounding you. Always let others know they are appreciated. They are not just a number and actually do make a difference.

Commit to a positive mindset and develop an attitude of gratitude. Even for future events, be grateful for what is coming, add them to your journal. Doing this, you are attracting and bringing all the goodness into your reality.

Grateful People Are Happier

Grateful people are happier, more fulfilled, and can bounce back quicker from a crisis. For them, an optimistic outlook on life is a way of living and rarely complains about anything.

Challenges are welcomed and faced as an obstacle to overcome. If something is not working, they take upon themselves to fix it. Successful people are solution-driven and don’t blame others for their mistakes.

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Be Present

Practice mindfulness and be present. Meditate! Cultivate a more profound sense of self-love, clear your mind and feel the peacefulness flowing through your body. The present moment is where the magic happens!


Exercise will also help you have more appreciation for life, less anxiety and stress. Be in contact with nature as that will inspire you to see the wonders all around.

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Spend Time With Loved Ones

Spend more time with the ones that matter. Relationships are essential as we all need to feel a sense of belonging and that we are loved. Make sure they know how much you care, and life is that much more special because of them.

Use Positive Language And No Complaining

Make an effort to use only positive language. Remove the hate from your vocabulary. It is such a strongly negative word that nothing good can come out of it. I don’t allow my daughter to say it in our house, and I don’t use this word.

Also, stop complaining. It becomes a habit, which you may not even notice it that you are constantly doing it. Beware of what comes out of your mouth.

Thoughts Are Powerful!

Pay extra attention to your thoughts, as that is where everything starts. Don’t feed your mind with things that don’t serve you. Watching the news is a sure way to receive a massive dose of negativity. It’s tough to feel good afterwards.

Practicing daily affirmations will inject positivity directly into your brain when done with intention. Let that person, YOU, know how amazing he/she is. Do it in the morning. You will feel lifted and carry that energy with you through the day.

Set visual reminders. I have a few of them hanging on my office’s board, which I can’t miss! I also have it on my phone in the form of an alarm three times a day.

Gratitude comes from appreciating what you already have and realizing how truly blessed you are. A lot of people don’t get the same opportunity.

There is always something to be thankful for!

Surround yourself with those that bring out the best in you, spread love, do good without expecting anything back and watch how the universe will magically open all the doors for you.

Be obsessively grateful and life will be good to you.

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Monica Rezende Life Coach

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Monica Rezende

Monica Rezende is a life coach assisting people in bridging the gap between where they are and where they want to be.  Monica helps her clients to claim their power back to tap into their true potential and achieve their goals. She lives in Canada with her daughter and two rescue dogs.

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2 thoughts on “How To Be Obsessively Grateful Always When Life Is Hard”

  1. I absolutely love this post on being grateful when life is tough! I also love that quote from Oprah. It’s so true… the more we are grateful for, the more we have. <3

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