the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
What are you grateful for today?
If there were just one practice I could recommend, to skyrocket your wellbeing, it would be to start a gratitude practice. I say practice because, it truly is. Whether you are used to seeing the glass half-full or half-empty through practice you can change your brain to see the “bright side” of things.
The NY Times reports, “Cultivating an ‘attitude of gratitude’ has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety and depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life and kinder behavior towards others, including romantic partners.”
An easy way to get started with a gratitude practice is to start a gratitude journal. This is a place you can record what you are grateful for. It can be simple. Jot a word or a sentence about the things you are grateful for that day. Choose a time for your gratitude journaling and make it a habit.
Another easy way to create a gratitude practice is to convert your commute time into a gratitude practice. Make your commute an opportunity to think of all the things, big and small, you are grateful for in your life.
I am grateful for you! Have a great week.