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How To Feel Grateful If Your Life Sucks

A while ago, we published an article in this blog on gratitude and how to be more grateful. However, we’re aware that our advice might sound unachievable and perhaps even disconnected from most people’s reality, especially now that the world is grappling with a pandemic. Therefore, we’re here to help you brainstorm about realistic ways to feel grateful even if your life sucks:

woman reflecting on life with her hands on her head near the sea

Not everything in your life sucks!

It’s safe to assume that if you are still alive, you believe that life is still worth living. Are you aware of what you’re living for? Can you feel at least a tad bit of hope?

Contemplate that for a minute.

Ready to go with us on a scavenger hunt for other reasons why your life โ€” actually, all of our lives โ€” doesn’t suck completely? Here we go!

Focus on the things that don’t suck

We have no doubt that your life sucks in many ways. It is undeniable that most people’s lives, especially of the younger generations, have become harder. But I can guarantee you that it isn’t all bad.

Let’s start really small: where did you wake up today? Was it in a warm bed? In your own room or apartment? In your car? Can you feel gratitude for having your own space?

woman stretching on bed thinking of how not everything in life sucks

Let’s assume you’re even worse off than that and you’re living at someone else’s place. Isn’t it nice to know that there are people out there willing to help you in times of need? Doesn’t it make you feel like you aren’t completely alone in this world? Isn’t it beautiful that people will share the little they have with you?

If you’re reading this article, it means that you have access to an electronic device such as a smartphone or laptop and the internet. Think of all the things you can do with it: you can connect with friends, learn new skills, apply for jobs and improve your life little by little in many other ways! That means you are not powerless!

In short, be grateful for all the tiny things you take for granted

And, to finish up, here is a piece of good news: studies show that, despite the pandemic, the world population is nearly as happy as in the previous year. That means life can get only better from here.

We wish you all the best!