How to practice gratitude?
There are different ways to practice gratitude, and you decide which way is right for you.
Here are a few ways we suggest you look at:
- Start a gratitude journal. This is a daily practice in which you remind yourself of the benefits and good things that make you a little happier. Recall moments related to common events, your personal qualities, or valuable people in your life.
- Share your gratitude with others. Studies have shown that expressing gratitude can strengthen relationships. So the next time your partner, friend or family member does something you appreciate, be sure to let them know.
- Gratitude meditation. In this meditation, we focus on positive thoughts about the people and things around us, we begin to notice their value in our daily lives.
To wrap up this topic, I want to say thank you for taking the time to read this article. And remember, self-care is a priority.
¹ Emmons, Robert A. Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 2007.
² Giving thanks can make you happier, Harvard Health Publishing (August 2021) https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier