Gratitude isn’t just something you do to feel good. In addition to improving your mood, practicing gratitude has been found to improve physical health, relationships, and even help you overcome adversity. If you’re ready to start incorporating more gratitude into your life, here are some daily practices you can do to get started.
Whether it’s when you first wake up or right before you go to sleep, writing out a list of gratitude can really get your mind to a new state. Make sure to write what you’re grateful for and why so that you can deepen the feeling of gratitude a bit more. If you do this list in the morning, you can start your day off in a positive way.
Thank a Loved One
When was the last time you went out of your way to thank someone you care about? The people we love do so much for us, and it can deepen your relationship to share with the person why you’re grateful for them! It can be as simple as sending a text saying “thank you for that time you ____, it really made me feel loved and supported.” Or you can write an entire letter, or call them up on the phone!