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How To Practice Gratitude



The concept of gratitude has become much more important to understand in the last couple of years due to the relationship it has with a person’s health and wellbeing. 


Gratitude is defined as having the quality of being thankful. Practicing gratitude has been shown to improve a person’s attitude, emotional wellbeing, social life, as well as sleep. 


Practicing gratitude can be easier said than done. Below are some ways to practice gratitude in your daily life. 


Gratitude Journal

Take a few minutes each day to write down things that you are grateful for. Come up with new things to write down every day. Look back at what you wrote down at the end of each week as a reminder for all of the positives in your life. 


Practice Mindfulness

Train your brain to think positively. Be more present in whatever it is that you are doing. This could be eating your meal slower and noticing all of the different tastes in your mouth. Take the time to enjoy each sip of your coffee every morning. When you notice the little things each day, it will help you appreciate what you have. 


Visual Reminders

Have a photo or motivational quote at your desk, by your bed, or in your car for a happy reminder every day. 


Express Yourself

When you show appreciation for someone it can increase your feelings of gratitude and brighten someone’s day. You can express yourself through a letter, text, phone call, email, or telling them in person. 


Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to practice gratitude because it is helping out someone else in need. Depending on what you are volunteering for it can put a lot in perspective for you and appreciate what you have in life. 


Gratitude can bring a lot of positive changes in your life. Below are the benefits of practicing gratitude. 


Better sleep

Improved immune function

Happiness

Strengthened relationships

Improves physical and mental health

Enhances empathy and reduces aggression

Improves self-esteem 

Helps people deal better with adversity


Gratitude is so important to have in life. Everyone has something to be grateful for. You’re alive, aren’t you?


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