It is easier to focus on the bad things and things we don’t have than good ones and the things we have. Being grateful everyday for what you have and what is around you can be one of the easiest ways to change your mood and increase your happiness level.
I found a very helpful video of Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF that helps you really appreciate the wonders of nature and life around you. Watching this video for only a few minutes everyday and thinking of 3 things that I was grateful for everyday not only improved my mood, it helped me become more productive everyday. I recommend you try this and see the results for yourself.
Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive.It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle. And being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.
Shift your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.
In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.