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Gratitude: Glass Half Full vs Half Empty?



Introduction


How do you look at life? Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty person? The choice is yours, but it's an important one. We'll tell you what we think about gratitude, and then let you decide for yourself.



Gratitude: Glass Half Full vs Half Empty?



Gratitude is a choice. Gratitude is a mindset. Gratitude is a lifestyle.

Gratitude means saying thank you for the things in your life that you have instead of complaining about what you don't have. It means being grateful for health, family, friends and all the little things that make up our lives, even if they aren't perfect or ideal by society's standards.


To achieve this mindset, we've found it helpful not only to practice gratitude daily but also to write down 5 things every night before bed that ‘I am grateful for before going to sleep so that my subconscious can process this information overnight while I sleep’ (this can help reinforce positive thoughts).



Gratitude and our Attitude


Gratitude is a powerful tool that helps us to be more positive, resilient, adaptable and flexible when life throws us curve balls.

Gratitude helps us to be more authentic by helping us focus on the things we have rather than what we do not have.

Gratitude can also help with our resilience because it reminds you of things that you are grateful for or even your strengths, which makes dealing with difficult times more accessible because you know how strong and capable you are as an individual.



The Half-Full Glass



  • Look for the positive in every situation.

  • Look for the lessons in the negative.

  • Focus on what you can change, not what you can’t control.


The Half Empty Glass



Let’s take a look at the other side of the coin.


The glass half full is an optimistic way of looking at things, but the half-empty mindset can also be positive in its own right. Focusing on what you don’t have and what could go wrong can help you be more prepared for those situations, or even prevent them from happening altogether!


For example, if someone is about to do something risky, it might make sense for them to ask themselves, “What could go wrong with this?” That way, they know beforehand what might happen so they can create a plan B or C if necessary. Or maybe there will be no need for a plan B or C if everything goes according to plan A! Either way, being aware of potential risks is valuable because it helps us stay grounded and proactive in our lives.



How will you choose to look at life?



There’s a saying that goes: “You get what you expect.” The glass-half-full or half-empty mentality is precisely this. If you’re looking for the positive and seeing only the good in people, you will find it. If you look for the negative, your focus will be on everything wrong with life.


Seek out experiences that help you grow as an individual and learn lessons from these experiences so they don't happen again (or so they don't happen often).

After all, there's no point in being bitter about something if it just means adding misery to your life when there are plenty of things worth appreciating!



Conclusion


Gratitude is a powerful tool in changing our attitude. When we look at life through gratitude, we see that there is always something to be thankful for. The choice is yours: will you choose to see the glass half full or half empty?



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