6 Proven Ways to Practice Gratitude
- Keep a gratitude journal in which you list things for which you are thankful. You can make daily, weekly or monthly lists. Greater frequency may be better for creating a new habit, but just keeping that journal where you can see it will remind you to think in a grateful way.
- Make a gratitude collage by drawing or pasting pictures.
- Practice gratitude around the dinner table or make it part of your nighttime routine.
- Make a game of finding the hidden blessing in a challenging situation.
- When you feel like complaining, make a gratitude list instead. You may be amazed by how much better you feel.
- Notice how gratitude is impacting your life. Write about it, sing about it, express thanks for gratitude.
Gratitude is a powerful tool that can help us achieve success and happiness in our lives. A recent study found long-term evidence to suggest how it impacts health, work performance, sports performance as well as personal relationships suchs like higher levels ofwellbeing (or mood).
But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained from an early age – By our parents and teachers alike-to notice what is broken or lacking in life so you don’t take your blessings for granted! And that is great advice because without practicing gratefulness every day things will eventually stop benefiting us as they should (and this includes mental health). Gratitude needs more than just being talked about at Thanksgiving though: It’s important we learn how look differently on everything around ourselves if want to realize its full healing potential within ourselves which sometimes takes time…
We should all be practicing gratitude. When we think about what we have and not focus on what might happen in the future, then life becomes much more enjoyable where any situation will seem like an opportunity to grow as a person instead of something that is negative or dark with no hope for improvement unless it changes drastically from now on!
Gratitude is a feeling that we all deserve to experience. It’s not about ignoring pain or covering up bad things in life, it’s more like focusing on what you have going for yourself and your loved ones–the good stuff! Painful moments are balanced out by gratitude which gives us hope so our mood doesn’t dip too low when faced with difficulties.
Pause for a second and think about all the things you are grateful for. Make your list in order from largest to smallest, starting with colorful autumn leaves then moving on to waking up every morning. Next come friends who listen when we need them most; this is what makes life worth living! Finally get out there- be thankful by giving thanks everyday no matter how big or small it may seem at first glance
It’s not always easy to find things for which you are grateful, but it can be done. You just need to practice the act of gratitude daily and pay attention when good things happen in your life. The more frequently you do this, the easier it becomes.
As you practice an inner shift begins to occur where contentment and hopefulness replace feelings of emptiness or despair. That sense of fulfillment is gratitude at work! Do you express gratitude every day? We would love to know, so please leave us a comment below!