How to Make Space For Gratitude to Raise Your Vibration

How to Make Space For Gratitude to Raise Your Vibration

Each emotion that we experience vibrates at a different energetic frequency. Negative emotions like fear and anger vibrate at lower frequencies. Positive emotions like love and peace vibrate at higher frequencies. The experts say that the frequency of gratitude is 540 gigahertz, which is also the frequency of joy.

This energetic frequency is somewhere in between peace and love. This means that by practicing gratitude we can raise our vibration to have a more joyful life. Practicing gratitude daily helps us to resonate at a higher frequency, attract abundance, and manifest our dream life faster. When you are grateful for the blessings in your life, the universe responds to this by sending more blessings your way.

It is all too common for us to shift into emotional auto-pilot and neglect to count our blessings as we work to accomplish our goals. When we make the mistake of not practicing gratitude, we may block our own manifestations.

“As you think you vibrate. As you vibrate you attract.”

Abraham Hicks

How to Make Space for Gratitude Daily

Here are five tips and tricks for making space for gratitude in your daily routine. As you practice the following tips for gratitude, drop your attention from your rational mind down into your heart chakra to resonate with the emotions that you feel. Meditate on how it feels to be grateful and allow that feeling to expand throughout your entire being.

1.    Slow Down

Let’s start off by discussing how to make space for gratitude mentally. Slowing down and practicing mindfulness helps us to realize the many small things that we have to be grateful for in our lives. Take a second to practice breathing techniques, sit still, or go for a quiet nature walk each day. These quiet moments can be an opportunity to reflect on all that we are grateful for. We may feel as if we are always moving towards a goal in the future, but we never actually leave the present moment.

By shifting our perspective on time, we can become more comfortable with the stillness of the present moment. Take a moment to look around and appreciate the things that you do have rather than constantly thinking about the future. You may want to literally slow down some by eliminating unnecessary stresses in your life. Are you stretching yourself too thin at work or in your relationships? Sometimes life can be a balancing act, but by focusing on what we are grateful for we can illuminate the areas we should be focusing on and let go of what is no longer serving us.

“Moving faster does not raise your vibration; being slower does. When we are in a centered, peaceful, “available” state, the vibration of all we are transforms to high energy.”

– Caroline A. Shearer

2.    Daily Gratitude Rituals

When life gets hectic it can be difficult to know how to make space for gratitude in a busy schedule. To make gratitude a daily habit, make a gratitude ritual part of your routine. Doing a morning meditation for gratitude will get the day started off right.

Practice gratitude at home with your loved ones by sharing one good thing that happened to you that day at dinner time. Showing gratitude to each other helps to promote healthy communication and strengthen relationships. Just like blessing the food, take the time to express gratitude for the food that nourishes your body. 

3.    Keep a Gratitude Journal

Keep a gratitude journal by your bedside and write down things that you are grateful for everyday. Depending on how many things you list in your gratitude journal, you may after a while start to struggle to think of new things to write down. Pay attention to the consistent things or people that you are grateful for, and consider giving more attention to these areas. 

Make it a goal to come up with new things to be grateful for everyday, so that you get creative with looking at your life from different perspectives to see all of the positives. Even situations that initially seem negative may be something to be grateful for when looked at from another perspective.

One journal prompt that can be added to your gratitude journal is writing down everything that you feel you did right that day or moments you were proud of. This practice helps us to focus on not only our mistakes, but on our successes as well.

Here are a five examples of gratitude journal prompts to inspire you:

  • What is a memory that you are grateful for?
  • In what ways do you help others?
  • What is your best personality trait?
  • Who is someone who makes your life easier?
  • Walk outside, then write three things that you see that you are grateful for.

4.    Write Thank You Notes

Those looking for how to make space for gratitude in their relationships at work or at home should consider writing thank you notes. This is an easy way to express gratitude for the people who make your life better because it doesn’t require face to face interaction. Not going to see your significant other before you leave for work? Leave a note behind telling them one or two things that you appreciate about them.

Writing a thank you note in a professional setting is an almost forgotten courtesy. You can make yourself stand out from other job applicants by sending a handwritten thank you note as a follow up to a job interview. Most employers appreciate the extra gesture.

Get into the habit of sending quick texts or emails to colleagues and friends to express appreciation for all that they do for you. You want to avoid making anyone in your life feel unappreciated. Showing gratitude to the people in your life includes everyone from the barista who serves you your coffee to the man who delivers your mail. Most of us wish that we got told “thank you” a little more often.

5.    Honor Yourself

Just as important as being thankful for others is knowing how to make space for gratitude in your heart for yourself. Sometimes we are quick to praise others, while being extra hard on ourselves. Make space for gratitude by letting go of all that no longer serves you, including focusing too much on your perceived failures or flaws. Get into the habit of acknowledging all of your little wins in life, no matter how small.

Listen to positive affirmations that begin with “I am” while you sleep or during your morning routine to integrate positive self-talk into a busy schedule. Repeating a mantra throughout the day such as “I am thankful for my good health” or “I am grateful for my kind and gentle spirit” can help to reinforce those affirmations.  

“Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.”

– Osho

When you accomplish something in life, take the time to be proud of yourself and appreciate your own hard work. One way that you can practice honoring yourself is by writing a list of things that you like about yourself. This may feel awkward at first, but you could realize that you have more positive qualities than you give yourself credit for.

Before you jump to the next big thing, take the time to slow down and acknowledge how far you have come. Was there a point of time in the past that you dreamed about having all that you have now? All it takes is 1-second of intentional thinking to shift our perspective to a more positive and grateful point of view.