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6 Tricks For Rising Above Negativity

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6 Tricks For Rising Above Negativity

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”-John Milton

Epiphanies and awe are not the things that we discuss in our day-to-day conversations. More often mentioned are the annoying, embarrassing, frustrating moments: the Monday morning meeting where your boss rips apart your project proposal, or the fact that you came home to find your dog, haunches-deep in the overturned garbage can.

“When we are feeling scared, worried, or overwhelmed in life, it’s hard to find our gratitude,” says Karol Ward, LCSW, a licensed psychotherapist. “Our minds feel caught in a loop of anxiety, which makes us view the world through a darker lens.”

How does one get beyond this world of stress-induced irritation? Is it possible to experience “everyday epiphanies,” even as you find yourself staring at life through a barrel of obscure blackness?

Milton thinks so—he even tells you how to do it with one, simple word: Gratitude.

Related:
How to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself
6 Reasons to Apprecaite Your Job as a Caregiver
Feel at Peace: Lose the Guilt

Gratitude Gives You Wings: 6 Tricks For Rising Above Negativity originally appeared on AgingCare.com.

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6:28AM PST on Jan 12, 2014

Some good advice here!

12:56PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thanks!

8:49AM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:15AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thank you for sharing

10:01AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

I am always thankful for when I am exhibiting an attitude of gratitude!!!

12:11PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

good reminders

8:26PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

great reminders! I thank mother earth and her creatures daily

8:51AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Good article, I enoyed reading it. All are excellent tips to help me gain more gratitude. Thank you.

5:22PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

All is true. Be thankful for the day given to you .

1:30PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

For the depressed, it's kinda impossible to look for light at the end of the endless tunnel that is gloomed with downs and bitterness and the sarcastic voices that follow.
Just to look at the situation which could get far worst than it presently is, you might get to thank your creator for the senses that are endowed by Him. Verily, after every storm, there's sunshine.

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