Positivity and Gratitude

Jo Anderson is a Healer Practitioner who has been practicing Spiritual Healing for the last 9 years. Her aim is to create balance for your mind, body, and soul within a peaceful space, leaving clients feeling lighter and more relaxed.
positivity & gratitude


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A qualified Wellness Coach and Nutritional Therapist, Natalie is passionate about helping women to live a healthier, happier, non-toxic life as naturally as possible.

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Jo Anderson is a Healer Practitioner who has been practicing Spiritual Healing for the last 9 years.  Her aim is to create balance for your mind, body, and soul within a peaceful space, leaving clients feeling lighter and more relaxed. 

Positivity and Gratitude

Now is the time to remain as positive as we possibly can and to practice gratitude. Because these are two very powerful tools that we have at our disposal at all times. And so, there’s never been a greater opportunity than now to turn our faces to the sun and do some inner work and self-healing. It’s a great time to really examine our mind, body, and soul.

7 Ways to Feel More Positive

7 ways to feel more positive

1. Begin by being aware of your Breathing

Begin by calming your mind. Take a minute each day to sit in stillness, notice how your body feels, what you are thinking. Start by breathing in deeply through your nose and out fully through your mouth. Then breathe in happiness, contentment, love, positivity, gratitude. Try to really feel these emotions as they flow in with your inward breath.  Feel them move into your heart space and fill it with LOVE.  In contrast, breathe out negativity, sadness, worry, fear … feel it leave your body.  Finally, shake your body, your arms, your legs a little bit, then visualise all this unwanted energy going into the ground, into Mother Earth. 

I like to imagine it being washed away in underground streams, through crystal caverns, eventually being transformed into something magical and beautiful. 

Do this exercise and you should really feel cleansed.  After a minute of doing this, you will definitely feel the benefits! Therefore chances are, you will want to increase it to two minutes, three minutes or more.  Without a doubt, your emotions will feel much QUIETER afterward. 

positive affirmations

2. Affirmations

Above all, think positive thoughts: tell yourself:


You can change your thoughts:  When your mind chatter decides to say something negative or unhelpful, change that negative voice within you.  Speak strongly to that voice and tell it to go away, then replace it with a confident voice. (If it helps, think in the voice of someone you know who has a self-assured tone.)

With this in mind, say loving and wonderful affirmations to yourself:

gratitude journal prompts


Say these with a smile on your face.

Albert Einstein said: “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.”  This is good advice, if we surround ourselves with positive people, we will automatically feel uplifted, especially if we can laugh with them.  Of course, in this current climate, we may have to do this over the internet or the phone, but we are lucky in this modern-day and age, that we are able to reach out to this easily.

3. Practise Gratitude

Above all else, now is the time for Gratitude – a simple yet effective tool.  When you wake in the morning, straight away say ‘thank you’ for something you are grateful for, however small that thing might be.  It could be grateful for your bed, for the roof over your head, that you woke up healthy, for the cup of tea a loved-one brought you.  Even when we wake up feeling sombre, we can change our mood by thinking of something positive and by physically smiling.  As a result, the act of smiling releases endorphins, which bring out feelings of happiness and activates receptors in the brain to reduce discomfort.

gratitude journal prompts

4. Gratitude Notebook

Keeping a gratitude notebook is wonderfully uplifting and helps us to realise how many things in life we are grateful for. 

‘I am thankful for ….’, ‘I am grateful for ….’

It literally lifts your heart and you are generating love out into the universe and adhering to the law of attraction. 

What you think about, you become. 

As soon as you begin to write down your gratitude in your gratitude notebook, you will soon find yourself with a VERY long list. 

5. Think Positive Thoughts

It’s important to keep these thoughts in a gratitude notebook that you find aesthetically pleasing to look at. Something that makes you want to pick it up and write in it daily.  In fact, writing in a gratitude notebook or journal on a daily basis will re-wire your brain into a more positive way of thinking.  I have both, a gratitude notebook with plain-lined pages, and also a gratitude journal with little prompts to make you think.

Name five ordinary things you are thankful for today;

  • What are some of your favourite things?
  • What small comforts are you grateful for today? 
  • Who are you grateful to have in your life?

Remember there are always things to feel thankfulness for that you may not otherwise consider.

Best of all gratitude can dissolve negativity! Einstein proved that everything in the Universe is energy and energy vibrates at different frequencies.  Therefore, our thoughts and feelings will determine the vibration of our energy.  By feeling gratitude on a daily basis, we will powerfully attract good things into our lives. 

gratitude and positivity

6. Read The Secret

Rhonda Byrne, author of “The Secret Gratitude Book” says:

“The sun continually shines, sending out its life energy to us in a never-ending stream.  You experience the effect of the sun when you are facing it, but if you turn away you will no longer receive its life-giving effects”. 

Reading books with a high vibration can really make you feel happier and more uplifted. You can almost feel the warmth emanating from them. And it helps deepen your spiritual connection.

There’s no doubt, gratitude and positivity can transform your life! As a Spiritual Healer, I encourage my clients to practice meditation, positivity, and gratitude to boost their general wellbeing. 

Get My Gratitude Journal here.

Gratitude Journal


Now is the time to ‘be’. 

  • Breathe deeply, in with positivity and light, out with negativity and darkness and all that does not serve you. 
  • Stay positive, think happy thoughts. 
  • Be grateful, be thankful. 

Take care everyone! I hope you are all coping with the changes and wishing you well in the next few weeks

💜The power of love and gratitude will dissolve all negativity in our lives, no matter what form it has taken💜…The Secret

Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to Jo for sharing her Positivity and Gratitude Post! Start writing in your Gratitude notebook or Gratitude journal – I am going to definitely start again too!

Meanwhile, you can connect with Jo on her blog, Facebook and Instagram.

Natalie Shirlaw is passionate about healthy living and writes posts about wellbeing. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to pin it or share it!

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