If you KNEW something would make you happier would you do it? What if it only took five minutes? If you added this one thing to your to-do list and it was guaranteed to make you happier, would you do it every day?
Practicing gratitude will make you happier. But, it’s not a one and done thing – that’s why it’s called “practicing” gratitude. Gratitude must be practiced.
I believe gratitude changes things! I try to practice it early and often. Are you practicing gratitude regularly? Keep reading and learn five quick and easy ways you can practice gratitude today and everyday.
So how do you practice gratitude when life gets busy and hectic? While it may seem counterintuitive, finding the time to practice gratitude will give you the energy you need for your busy and hectic life.
Science shows there are actual health benefits to practicing gratitude. It will help you sleep better, feel better, and experience greater happiness. It will help you stay in the moment and as an Enneagram 7, I really need help with that one!
I’ve seen the benefits of practicing gratitude in my own life time and time again. Simply put, gratitude breeds joy. September 21 is World Gratitude Day so I’m sharing 5 quick ways you can practice gratitude today!
- Keep a running gratitude list in your planner (it helps if you have a planner like the Week on One Page format with tons of extra space for lists and notes). Write it all down and review it when you need a boost!
- Keep a gratitude journal. Create a daily habit by picking a time to journal every day.
- Make it a family and friend affair. Ask your loved ones to share three things they’re grateful for at mealtime today!
- Tell someone how grateful you are for them. Phone a friend, write a letter, send a text.
- Give yourself the kindness and grace you deserve! Being grateful is a mindset you can practice on yourself. Be grateful for something you do, or are doing, to extend gratitude to someone else. I know we as women struggle with our bodies, but that’s a great place to start. Thank your body for something it’s doing — even if it’s small.
Because it shouldn’t go without saying, I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU! Thank you for being here. How are you going to practice gratitude today? Share below!