5 Ways To Practice Gratitude

5 Ways To Practice Gratitude

There are countless ways that you can practice gratitude and have it as a regular part of your life. Here's 5 ways...

Practicing gratitude has amazing benefits, from improving our mental health to enhancing our relationships. It helps you notice the little wins—like enjoying a hot cup of coffee before your kids wake up in the morning, a stranger giving you a smile, or hearing the birds sing when you wake up. Each of these small moments add up and, over time, helps you notice more good.

There are countless ways that you can practice gratitude and have it as a regular part of your life. One way to practice gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal. You don't need to spend a lot of money on a fancy gratitude journal. We offer an inexpensive digital solution to keeping your own gratitude journal— keep reading to learn more!

“Gratitude is the feeling of being thankful and grateful to someone or something.”

Let's talk about 5 ways that you can practice gratitude in your daily life:

There are countless ways that you can practice gratitude and have it as a regular part of your life. The most important thing to remember is that it’s not an exercise in self-indulgence or trying to force yourself into feeling good all the time. Rather, it’s a practice that helps make you more aware of what’s going on around you; realizing how much there is to be grateful for in our lives.

1. Make it a daily habit

  • Pick a time and place to practice gratitude.
  • It can be a part of your daily routine. For example, you can start off your day with a gratitude journal or meditation. You can also focus on gratitude during your morning or evening routines as well as before bedtime.
  • Practice gratitude every day by incorporating it into your workout routine!

2. Keep a gratitude journal

A gratitude journal consists of three parts: you write down three things you are grateful for from your day, then you write down a positive affirmation that you want to focus on for the next day, and finally you write about what made your day special.

Here are some things to consider when keeping a gratitude journal:

  • Set aside 10 minutes each morning or evening to do this activity. This will help you set aside time throughout the day in which you commit yourself fully to being positive and optimistic.
  • Acknowledge how difficult it may feel at first, but remind yourself of how much better feeling good will make your life overall!

3. Remember the Bad

 When you reflect on difficult situations and how far you have come, you set up a contrast in your mind which sets up a foundation for gratitude

4. Share Your Gratitude with Others

Research has shown that sharing your gratitude for others strengthens relationships. So, the next time someone you love does something you appreciate, be sure to let them know.

 5. Use Visual Reminders

When creating a new habit it can be helpful to have visual reminders to trigger us to do it. A visual reminder could be something as simple as a post-it note on your bathroom mirror or a notification on your phone.

Once you start practicing gratitude, you will wonder why you didn’t start earlier.

Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can help you create a more positive life. By focusing on what is good, rather than what is wrong or missing, you will find yourself feeling happier and more optimistic about the future. You will also be less stressed and anxious too!