We all have things that we can be grateful for but rarely do we express them, often we express the things we want in life well before saying anything that we are grateful for. Study have shown there are many health benefits that come with being grateful both mentally and physically.
It boosts well-being - Studies show that being constantly mindful of all the things you have to be thankful for you can boost your well-being by having a better mood, stronger relationships, better health and resilience.
Here are some tips for bringing some gratitude into your life:
- Say thanks. send a thank-you message or email to someone who did something nice for you recently.
- Keep a gratitude journal. every morning, write down three to five things you're grateful for. They can be simple or big things, the key is to think of at least one or two different things each day.
- Use visual cues. Put notes or objects that elicit feelings or reminders of gratitude and put them in different places so you see them throughout the day to help set your gratitude habit.
- Remember all the good times. Do a deep dive into some personal archives and reconnect with where you've been, what you've learned, and what you've loved along the way.
- Mediation. Take 10 minutes to yourself before bed or when you wake up and spend that time focusing on your breathing and trying to quiet your mind. Then tell yourself three or four things you are grateful for that day.