What if I told you that expressing gratitude is not just a thing we should do around the holidays? Gratitude has a bigger impact on our lives when we express it daily. Implementing a daily gratitude practice can improve our mental health, relationships, our mindset, and even our immune system.
Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Which is why gratitude is a word used a lot around Thanksgiving and Christmas. And we generally feel happier and more at peace during the holiday season. Gratitude has a major impact on us.
You are probably thinking something like “A daily gratitude practice is too much work.” and it doesn’t have to be. Oftentimes during the holidays, we show our gratitude with big gestures. However, when we implement a daily gratitude practice we are able to internalize and show our thankfulness in different ways.
3 Quick Ways to Implement A Daily Gratitude Practice
- Build it into Your Morning Routine
Some days we need to remind ourselves what we’re thankful for each day. It can be as simple as writing, saying, or thinking 3 things you are grateful for in the morning.
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- Send 3 People Random Appreciation Texts
Daily gratitude gestures don’t have to be big. Oftentimes a small reminder that you appreciate someone is going to improve their day as well as yours.
- Start a Gratitude Journal
Grab a notebook or open the notes app on your phone and make a list every day. This strategy is especially helpful when you are having an off day and can go back and see all of the wonderful things in your life.
So there you have it, 3 quick and easy ways to implement a daily gratitude practice.
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