The Appreciation Game Changes Your Mood in Minutes

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Super Attractor by Gabrielle BernsteinIn this post we’re going to play the appreciation game! I learned this tool from the Abraham-Hicks book Ask and It Is Given.

I teach many tools from Abraham-Hicks (often referred to simply as Abraham) in my book Super Attractor.

Appreciation is a big theme in Super Attractor. Not only is it a very important element of manifesting, but it’s also one of the best ways to shift your mood. And the better you feel, the more greatness you attract!

Appreciation turns around a negative attitude fast

The appreciation game is all about getting out of a negative attitude quickly. It’s a fun and easy way to raise your vibration in a matter of minutes.

The simplest way to get out of a negative attitude is to focus on what you appreciate and redirect your focus onto what’s working. Don’t underestimate the practice of saying out loud what you appreciate!

You can watch the video below or keep reading for a breakdown of how to play this simple but powerful game.

Why appreciation is so powerful

I am the loving energy of the Universe | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back card deckWhatever you appreciate you create more of. This is because when you’re in a state of appreciation, you’re in vibrational alignment with your true love nature.

That’s the perfect energy for allowing your desires to come into form.

Appreciation is also the antidote to worry. When you’re in a state of appreciation there’s no room for worry, because they cannot coexist.

Whenever I notice myself worrying about something out of my control, I immediately play the appreciation game and redirect my focus.

How to play the appreciation game with another person

This practice is a great tool for shifting the vibe in a relationship. For example, anytime my husband and I are feeling stressed or arguing over some silly thing, we play the appreciation game.

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We just take a couple of minutes to go down the list of what we appreciate about one another. I’ll say something like, “I appreciate the way you take care of me.” He’ll say, “I appreciate how good of a cook you are.”

These are very simple things. But within seconds we start to feel more connected and more loving. And within minutes the entire energy within our relationship changes.

Playing the appreciation game catapults us right out of that negative zone.

How to play the appreciation game by yourself

If you find yourself stuck in negativity, such as feeling anxious about a situation that’s out of your control, stressed out over work or just in a bad mood, then play the appreciation game by yourself.

Out loud (if you can) or to yourself, express appreciation for all that is good in your life. You might say things like:

  • I appreciate all the people who are supporting me.
  • I appreciate the love that’s in my life.
  • I appreciate the home I have.
  • I appreciate the shoes on my feet.
  • I appreciate the meal on the table in front of me.

Going down this list every day — or several times throughout the day — is the fastest way to get out of a negative pattern, a fear-based story, or a toxic situation with a partner or a friend.

Raise your vibration with meditation

Do you have a regular meditation practice? Sitting in stillness for a few minutes each day is a powerful way to cultivate appreciation and get into alignment with the loving energy of the Universe.

I want to make it really easy for you to meditate, so I created a FREE 2-track album of guided meditations! The meditations include my Manifesting Meditation to attract your desires and my Cord-Cutting Meditation to clear negative energy.

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What to do once you’ve elevated your energy

When I'm connected to my joyful presence, I attract support from the Universe | Gabby Bernstein | The Universe Has Your Back card deckOnce you’ve played the appreciation game and noticed your energy shift, you’re in a new vibration! At this point you can start reaching for new thoughts that you feel really great about.

Thoughts such as:

  • Yes, I can change this pattern.
  • Yes, I can feel better about this relationship.
  • Yes, I can move forward.

Appreciation is a bridge back to a lighthearted way of being. When you raise your vibration, you become an energetic match for what you want. You begin to magnetize your desires, and your elevated state allows you to lift up and help those around you, too.

Now that you know this exercise, share below! What do you appreciate about yourself, the people around you and your life’s circumstances? Test-drive the appreciation game today and leave a comment letting me know how it goes.

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  1. Gabby, I was in a funk today and was searching my email for a report from “Catapult” Health and this email from you just happened to be at the top of my search results…it was just what I needed to raise my vibration today. Thanks for never disappointing. Xoxo, Melanie

    1. Wonderful, Melanie. So glad this post resonates with you. Here is another post that you might find helpful: /feeling-good-every-day/. xoxo

  2. I loved this information so much!! Thank you gabby! I appreciate having you in my life!

    I do have a question, and I’m guessing the answer is yes hahaha but still I wanted to make sure if what I believe is right. ¿Can we also get to use this appreciation game as in a “living in the end” technique? I find it amazing to be used for that too, since it helps you raise your vibration and it also helps you to affirm and feel that it’s already on your physical reality (not because we don’t see it means we don’t have it), it got me wondering. Much love!


    1. Yes, Fer. You can use the appreciation game to express gratitude for having received the thing that you’d like to experience, if you are in a place of “knowing” that this blessing is on the way. I hope this helps! xoxo

  3. What i appreciate the most by myself is the fact that i always try even when i am feared that sth might not go right and also i appreaciate the fact that i always will take care of my loved ones..

  4. Thank you Gabby for teaching us all this life changing techniques, I appreciate having this info and meditating on them, making them a habbit.

  5. I appreciate getting the email subject title’s Having a bad day? 🙂 Perfect timing…
    I appreciate my children
    I appreciate my healthy body
    I appreciate my husband
    I appreciate my 4 dogs
    I appreciate my clients
    I appreciate the abundance I have and will continue to attract in a safe & loving way
    I appreciate my friends
    I appreciate my home and our lovely little neighborhood

  6. I appreciate the stranger who, during one of my emotional breakdowns, had to courage to recommend you Gabby Bernstein, into my life.
    I appreciate my beautiful home.
    I appreciate that I am back in school studying universal design principles (at the moment) as part of an interior design program.
    I appreciate the incredible career that I had because the experience that I draw upon is never ending. I am so grateful for everything that it taught me.
    I appreciate my cousin Angela and her family. Awesome. I am so blessed.
    I appreciate my husband endlessly
    I appreciate my Mom – no one else lights up like she does when I walk into a room.
    I appreciate my brothers and their families.
    I appreciate so much.
    Thank you Gabby.

  7. After seeing a social media post where many of the moms in my daughters class all got together for dinner and knowing that I wasn’t invited it has sent me into complete hopeless and sad state. Trying so hard to shake the feelings of not being liked, not being good enough, feeling alone.

    I appreciate my loving and healthy kids.
    I appreciate my loving husband who makes me laugh.
    I appreciate my precious pups.
    I appreciate that I have nice home and safe place to live.
    I appreciate the friendships that I know that I have and that I can rely on.
    I appreciate Gabby for helping me and others try to see the light and to remember to have fun.
    I appreciate my new business opportunities and the new friendships I have made recently.
    I appreciate that I have a strong and healthy body.

    1. Marie, may your gratitude and appreciation help you shift from fear to faith. I’m holding space for your gratitude! xoxo

  8. I took a pregnancy blood test today. I was not feeling very hopeful about it because I have been disappointed many times in the past. The Appreciation Game is exactly what I needed.
    I appreciate my husband for forwarding me this email.
    I appreciate my husband for making me laugh.
    I appreciate my husband giving me a shot in my bottom every morning at 7AM.
    I appreciate my dog’s unconditional love.
    I appreciate owning a comfortable home in CA!
    I appreciate the positivity and support of my IVF doctor.
    I appreciate my health.
    I appreciate having a career that allows me to make a difference in children’s lives.
    I appreciate my safe neighborhood and my neighbors.
    I appreciate my car for being reliable.
    I appreciate being able to write off IVF expenses for taxes.
    I appreciate developing my spiritual practice with the support of my husband.
    Thank you Gabby. Your manifestation challenge has helped me keep a relatively high vibration throughout this IVF cycle.

    1. Thank you for your honest share, Kimberlee. I’m holding space for your gratitude and for your intentions! Sending you deep love, sister! xoxo

  9. I appreciate my involved husband!
    I appreciate my beautiful doggie!
    I appreciate my amazing daughter and how we laugh out loud together!
    I appreciate my washer that is presently cleaning my clothes that I appreciate!

  10. I appreciate that this email was waiting for me when I arrived home feeling very low.
    I appreciate being insightful. (Helps to stop the downward spiral)
    I appreciate my loving & supportive friends.
    I appreciate & love that I have my elderly mom who I connect with every day.
    I appreciate my health.
    I appreciate my freedom.
    I appreciate having the time to meditate.
    I appreciate that I can change my energy.
    I appreciate you Gabby, in my thoughts – always showing up when most needed.
    Thank you Gabby!!!

  11. I appreciate the time I did have meditating before I was interrupted
    I appreciate the love I have in my life
    I appreciate the my meditation space
    I appreciate the meals we share
    I appreciate my home
    I appreciate my husband
    I appreciate my girls
    I appreciate methods like these to elevate my mood
    I appreciate this journey I’m on and the power it brings me
    I appreciate learning
    I appreciate other moms and women
    I appreciate being able to shower and put on clean clothes
    I appreciate my life

  12. I appreciate Ali’i animal daycare for watching my lil’ doggie today – he loves it there!
    I appreciate the blue jelly role pen I am taking notes with (makes me happy)
    I appreciate the outfit that I have on today (comfortable and presentable)
    I appreciate random coworkers I can have a conversation with.
    I appreciate my new iPhone Xr!
    I appreciate the love from my boyfriend <3
    I appreciate that my boyfriend comes home from his trip tomorrow! Yay!
    I appreciate the breakfast that I just ate, and the lemon poppy seed muffin snack.
    I appreciate being able to breathe and live another day on this earth.

  13. Absolutely love this technique. Thank you for sharing.
    My friend and I play “what didn’t break” when we feel things are falling apart and we’re leaning into despair. For example, if the car is making a funny noise and the toilet won’t stop running and we’re getting super frustrated we will stop and look around at everything that is working. Our fridge is working, our heat, our phones, our computer….. Instantly we help one another move from the negative to the positive and solutions unfold. This works for health issues too. Think of all the parts of your body that are working when you’re down about an illness or disability. It works with relationships and job situations. Anything!

    1. Yes, Kim! This is a fun way to pivot so that you’re focusing on the positive rather than the negative. Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  14. I appreciate this blog post. I needed it!
    I appreciate the spiritual journey I am taking.
    I appreciate the work opportunities I am getting today.
    I appreciate the love of my children.
    I appreciate the coconut milk latter I just drank.
    I appreciate the sunlight that’s shining bright in my bedroom right now! I believe it’s a sign that the universe has my back!

  15. I appreciate the iPad that I am typing this comment on right now.
    I appreciate the Americano that I am sipping on right now.
    I appreciate the prana that I am breathing in right now.
    I appreciate the water that I am occasionally sipping.
    I appreciate waking up to see the sun rise this morning.
    I appreciate my guardian angel waking me up at 3:33 this morning to comfort me and let me know they are with me.
    I appreciate this blog post. I needed it!

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