The Power of Appreciation by Chris Spink

The practice of appreciation as a tool for happiness has been around for a long time.  Research supports appreciation’s efficiency to improve your life, recommending that a positive, appreciative attitude helps to achieve a higher success rate at work, better health, peak performance in sports, a greater sense of well-being, and a quicker rate of recovery from surgery.

However while we all could acknowledge appreciation’s numerous advantages, it still can be tough to sustain. A lot of us are trained to observe exactly what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. For appreciation to reach its full healing ability in our lives, it needs to become more than just  giving thanks. We have to find out a new means of looking at things, a new mindset, which require some practice and could take a while to achieve..

That’s why practicing appreciation makes a lot of sense. When we appreciate all we do have, instead of complaining about everything we don’t, we provide ourselves with the chance to see every one and all of life as a blessing.

Remember that appreciation isn’t a blindly positive approach in which the bad things in life are whitewashed or overlooked. It’s more a matter of where we put our focus and attention. Discomfort and injustice exist in this world, but when we focus on the gifts of life, we acquire a sensation of well-being. Appreciation balances us and gives us hope.

There are numerous things to be appreciate:  legs that work, friends who listen and truly hear, chocolate, fresh eggs, warm clothes in the cold, fresh fruit, the capability to read a good book, roses, our wellness, butterflies. What’s on your list?

Some Ways to Practice Appreciation


Keep an appreciation journal in which you note things for which you are thankful and appreciate. You could make daily, or regular weekly  lists. Greater regularity might be better to develop a brand-new routine, but just keeping your journal where you can see it will remind you to think in an appreciative manner.

Make an appreciation collage by drawing or pasting photos.Use Google to find images that you like and put them in a folder marked whatever is in this folder IS.

Practice appreciation around the dinner table or make it part of your night-time routine.

Make a game of finding the unknown true blessing in a difficult circumstance.

When you want to grumble, make an appreciation list. You could be amazed by the amount of better feeling thoughts you have.

Notice how appreciation is affecting your life. Read about it, sing about it, show thanks for appreciation.

As you practice, an inner change starts to occur, and you might be delighted to uncover how content and confident you are feeling. That sense of fulfilment is appreciation at work.

Wishing you health, wealth and happiness,

Chris Spink

International Bestselling Author,
Law of Attraction and Self Hypnosis Course Instructor

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