Research has shown that practicing gratitude can lead to improved physical health, improved optimism and positive emotions, improved sleep, and reduced burnout. When we embrace and practice gratitude regularly, it has the power to measurably improve our overall happiness and well-being while also benefiting others.
A gratitude journal can be used to reflect on things in your life that you are grateful for. Gratitude journaling is a way to help overcome negative thoughts, to appreciate the present moment, and to recognize the positive things in one’s life.
- What are 3 great things that happened to you today?
- What qualities do you love about yourself? Why?
- What are 3 things or people you are grateful for? Why?
- Try briefly journaling at the end of each day.
- Push yourself to vary the things or people that you write about.
- You may want to read through your journal when you are particularly stressed or sad to help give you a positive boost.
- Beyond writing about what you are grateful for, tell the people in your life how much you appreciate them.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance” ~Eckhart Tolle