9 best ways to practice gratitude

9 Best Ways To Practice Gratitude

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Everywhere around everyone is talking about gratitude. When hearing that word some sort of overwhelm can come up in our stomach.

We know that we got a lot of things to be grateful for, but knowing it and feeling it are two very different things.

With this post, I want to help you to release the overwhelm and show you different ways to practice gratitude in your daily routine.

These 9 tips are here to make you feel the gratitude deep in your heart and soul and to raise your frequency on a daily basis.

As we all know, that energy is attracting all of our desires and beyond.


Gratitude Journal

The idea is simple. You start a journal where you write down every day (or whenever you feel like it) what you are grateful for.

Every day you write down something new and feel into it. You can write about lessons you’ve learned that day, little acts of kindness, how someone made you feel good, something that made you laugh,…

Try to find an event or thing that you can easily connect to emotionally so that you can tap into the feelings of gratitude with ease rather than force.

The more you think about what to be thankful for, the more you become aware of the blessings that are already in your life.


You become way more appreciative of the way things are and less controlling about the future.

Everything falls easily into place as soon as you start focusing on what works well.


Being In Nature

Nature is full of deep messages waiting for us to become aware of.

Where else can we see the manifestation of abundance to that extent?

Walking in nature and treating it like we are a part of it instead of owning it makes a huge difference in our energy field.

Gratitude is all about being present and nature is the best teacher when it comes to presence. Those two naturally work together.

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So, the next time you’re out in nature, take some time, walk with ease, stop from time to time to appreciate the beauty and abundance of it.

Soak it in with all your senses and let it fill your heart and soul with peace and appreciation.


Before You Have A Meal

Well, in today’s fast-paced world eating is nearly seen as an annoying interruption from our work”flow”.

Our body always comes second when the choice is between work performance and wellbeing.

Gratitude in combination with food has the power to open whole new doors to let go of issues we have with our daily meals in general.

By consciously turning to the food we’re eating daily, we become very aware of whether we’re actually grateful for what we put into our bodies.


This can even be a painful experience because we notice how we treat ourselves.

Is it love and nourishment that lays on the plate (if there’s even a plate), or is the food we’re consuming a sign of neglecting ourselves? No matter what the answer is, there’s no judgment needed here.

We always got room for change. Whether that’s meal-prepping once a week with healthy nourishing ingredients instead of take-out every day, or you research recipes that speak to your body’s needs.

You can make an experiment out of it and consciously turn to your body and how it responds to the new and exciting meals you try out.  


Gratitude List

A gratitude list is a never-ending list with random things that make you feel in awe of life.

You can expand this list whenever you feel a hit of appreciation for life.

These can be minor things like feeling the sunlight on your skin, but also the grand things like falling in love or moving into the apartment of your dreams.

Write down everything that makes you feel deeply and come back to that list whenever you hit a low.

You can then use this list to connect you back to your truth.


Looking Back At Milestones

In everyday life, it’s easy to overlook all the accomplishments we’ve made in the past years.

A few years ago, you were in a completely different state (mentally, emotionally, and maybe also location-wise).

Don’t make the mistake to undermine the growth you’ve made.

The things you’ve accomplished in the past few years are a big deal. Think of all the things you’ve dreamt of doing when you were younger and now you live the reality of it.

Celebrate your growth, especially when it comes to your personal development.

I’m sure you’ve changed a lot with the lessons life has thrown at you.

Acknowledge what you went through and how it unraveled more and more of who you truly are.

9 best ways to practice gratitude


Gratitude Meditation

When in meditation, you’re already naturally raising your frequency.

Combined with the feelings of gratitude you create the most powerful manifesting energy.

Sit in silence, close your eyes and calm your mind. Focus on your breathing.

After a while, when you’re in a deep meditative state, start to think about what you’re grateful for at this very moment.

Go with whatever comes to mind first. Try to hold a picture of it in your mind’s eye. See it, feel it, experience it, give thanks to it.

That way the feelings around it should expand naturally. Do this process with as many things as you like and feels good to you.

You can also try guided gratitude meditations on YouTube:


Bank Account

If money is something you want to expand and feel grateful for, instead of cringing at the thought of it, you could find ways to make the look at your bank account more pleasing.

It takes daily effort to come to terms with our financial situation. To come to the point to be grateful for all the abundance that is already in our lives, we need to make some shifts in how we view money.

If we come back to the basics, money is just energy, like we are. Money has a frequency, we have a frequency.

Like with everything in life, it’s about alignment.

You can start with taking the fear out of looking at your bank account by making it a rather fun experience.

Make sure you are in a high vibe while doing so (maybe put on some music). Look at the number daily.


Only in the beginning, it will feel scary. The more you do it, the more you get comfortable with the process.

Come to the place where you thank the money coming in and also the money going out.

Thank all the things you exchange money for – the products and services you experience in exchange for it.

The more you are aware of where your money goes, the more you experience whether you’re actually grateful for those products and maybe make adjustments in the future.


Write Letters To The Universe

When you write to the Universe, you can thank it for all the blessings it has already sent your way.

While you do that, get really deep with the feelings. What in detail are you grateful for? How has it changed your life?

Let the Universe know how much you love what it has gifted to you. That way, the Universe knows exactly what you like and sends you more of that feeling.


The Universe is the greatest gift giver. When we just give its gifts a quick look while already demanding the next one, there’s no love and appreciation on our side.

The Universe gets the impression that you didn’t like what you got before.

So just let it know with a quick note when you’ve experienced pure bliss that you desire more of that from a loving place.

You can also do that mentally by fully expressing the joyful feelings and in your mind thanking the Universe.

Another form of writing the Universe is thanking it for having experiences you like to have in your life.


You already feel all the feelings of having it, writing it down in present tense and leave it up to the Universe to send you that or something better.

By being specific with our wishes, the Universe has a way easier job to find the perfect match for our energy.  


Write About/To Someone Close To You

Write about someone close to you how grateful you are to have them in your life.

Why do you enjoy their company? How do you feel around them? How has your relationship evolved?

You don’t necessarily have to give them the letter. It’s all about feeling the feelings.

But for sure, those feelings can be multiplied when they know how much you value them and the bond you have, and maybe feel inspired to write a letter for you as well.



You can repeat that ritual with as many people as you feel called to.

This also counts for fleeting connections that maybe didn’t even stay in your life for long but still had a huge impact on you.

You just write out for yourself (and the Universe) why you appreciate(d) the presence of that person so much.

That way, you also give the Universe a message about how you want to be treated, and it gladly sends more people like that your way.


What is your favorite way to practice gratitude? Tell me in the comments about your gratitude routine!


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