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Developing a sense of gratitude for yourself can be a challenging task. Personally, I have learned this art through a journey of self-discovery. I was always grateful for the people around me, the things I owned, and the planet we live on, but rarely expressed gratitude towards myself. Instead, I found myself always focusing on what I needed to fix and improve rather than acknowledging my strengths and successes.


This lack of gratitude towards yourself can lead to a vicious cycle of self-criticism and negativity. It can lead to feelings of self-doubt and unworthiness, which can further impact your mental health and wellbeing. However, I realised that it is equally essential to recognise and appreciate yourself for the things that you do well, for this in turn gives you more of the same.


Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions that can positively impact our lives in numerous ways. It is often directed towards others, but it is equally important to show ourselves gratitude for our successes, accomplishments, and positive qualities. Unfortunately, many people experience a midlife crisis because they don't realize how much they have achieved and fail to give themselves credit for their successes.


Many of us are so focused on what we need to do or what we want to achieve that we forget to appreciate the progress we've made. In our pursuit of success, we forget to take a moment to look back at our journey and recognize the milestones we've reached. This lack of appreciation for our accomplishments can lead to a sense of emptiness and dissatisfaction, often resulting in a midlife crisis.


To move forward and achieve success, we need to have something to push off from and away from, and our successes can serve as the perfect platform. At the same time, we must avoid wallowing in our failures or obsessing over them. Instead, we need to learn from our failures, forgive ourselves, and move on.


Practicing gratitude for ourselves involves recognizing and appreciating the positive aspects of our lives and ourselves. It means acknowledging our accomplishments, strengths, and resilience. It also means accepting our flaws and mistakes and being grateful for the opportunities they provide for growth and learning.


To practice gratitude for ourselves, we should start by acknowledging our successes. Take some time to think about what you are good at, what you excel in, and what you have accomplished. It could be anything, from a particular talent or skill to something as simple as being a caring parent or spouse. Give yourself credit for your successes, show respect for them, and practice gratitude towards them.


When we focus on our successes and show ourselves gratitude, we develop a sense of responsibility towards them. We tend to care for them more, and this leads to growth, development, and more successes. We should commit to dissecting our successes more than our failures and recognize that our secret sauce lies in what we do well, not what we don't.


Moreover, it is essential to give ourselves permission to make mistakes and to learn from them. When we accept our mistakes, we can move forward without dwelling on the past. We can focus on our achievements and strengths, which can help us feel more confident and capable of achieving our goals.


When we practice gratitude for ourselves, we become more resilient and better equipped to handle life's challenges. It helps us develop a positive mindset, which is essential for achieving success and happiness. Gratitude can help us appreciate the simple things in life, which can lead to greater overall life satisfaction.


In conclusion, gratitude for self is a powerful tool that can help us achieve success and happiness. By recognizing and appreciating our successes, we can develop a sense of responsibility towards them and care for them more, leading to growth and development. It is also essential to give ourselves permission to make mistakes and learn from them. When we focus on our accomplishments and strengths, we become more resilient and better equipped to handle life's challenges. So, start practicing gratitude for yourself today and enjoy the benefits of a positive mindset and a fulfilling life.




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Meet Leanne Jones

Leanne Jones - Bowen Therapist


I am a Perth hills girl. I love the outdoors, nature and camping. My passion is learning ways to assist the body, mind and spirit to heal. I assist you on your journey to true health and healing and support you to overcome your challenges, to look outside the box and to find your inner doctor.

Enjoy the benefits of Bowen at my tranquil home clinic in Lesmurdie, Perth Hills.

Talk soon,

Leanne Jones