What’s the first thought that enters your mind each morning? With all that’s on your plate, it’s likely a negativity-fueled, stress-filled one that leaves you feeling tense and anxious throughout the rest of your day. But what if you started your day with a grateful heart instead? This guided meditation for gratitude will help you take on the day with optimism and life-love.
“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis
The Benefits of Gratitude
Gratitude, a feeling of appreciation, has been scientifically proven to help our overall well-being. This positive emotion that some may consider small or insignificant holds incredible healing powers. A quick recollection of a time you were thankful for something will remind you of just how good and present and peaceful you felt in that moment. It’s a feeling that you want more and more of.
In addition to its beneficial impact on our relationships with others and our ability to sleep better (Yeah, I know, how freakin’ cool is that?!), it’s the mental health benefits that I know you’re especially in need of right now.
Regularly practicing gratitude has been shown to improve our mood, ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, reduce our stress levels, and build our self-esteem. These benefits are so important to us all, but especially to those of us who are consistently feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and unworthy of a joyful and balanced life.
Gratitude is also a wonderful way to improve our optimism. And it’s with optimism that we can begin to feel hope for the future.
This hopefulness sparks a fire in us and provides us with the strength to keep moving forward. It’s what helped me begin to practice self-care. It helped me feel worthy of it.
My sweet friend, you are worthy of wellness and joy and fulfillment and good things. Gratitude can help you build and find and feel all these things.
Read more: 12 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude
Why meditate in the morning?
Meditation provides many health benefits. It’s known to improve our emotional and mental health. And when we meditate in the morning, we’re starting our day in a better mood, able to better manage our stress and anxiety, and are able to be more productive throughout the day.
A morning meditation also helps us start our day feeling more present, more self-love, more life-love, and with a more positive mindset. These are all benefits I know you could use more and more of and that can help maintain the well-being of your mind, body, and spirit.
- 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation
- Morning meditation: The amazing health benefits, how to get started, and tips for sticking with it — even if you’re not a morning person
Ready to kick-off your self-care journey??
Follow along with this 10 Minute Guided Meditation for Gratitude and start your day with a grateful heart. And the best part is you can begin right now. Happy self-care ♡
Check out the Guided Meditation for Gratitude below
Regularly practicing gratitude has been scientifically proven to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.
Regularly meditating has been scientifically proven to nourish your mind, body, and spirit.
Here’s a way you can practice both!
Completing this 10-minute guided meditation for gratitude each morning will help you start your day in a better mood and better able to manage the anxieties and stressors of your day. It’ll also help you to notice all the good in you and your life while also building hope for the future.
You are so very worthy of feeling all of these things. Please consider adding this to your self-care routine.
Until next time, love!