10 Ways to Practice Gratitude Daily
Gratitude is the simple act of counting your blessings. Sometimes those blessings seem hard to find, but you should start, even if it is the smallest thing you can think of, like waking up, before you know it you will have more and more to be grateful for in your life. Soon, you are beaming around town radiating gratitude. There is always a reason to be grateful.
Ways to Practice Gratitude
Wake Up to Gratitude
Start your day with gratitude. When you open your eyes in the morning, your first words should be “Thank you.” You should start your day saying, thank you. Just do it, don’t argue, morning person or not, you woke up today, so say thank you.
I use the Gratitude Mantra from the moment I sit up in bed, put my slippers on, and start my day. I just repeat the words, “thank you.”
Pay attention and try to notice things you can be grateful for throughout your day.
A Gratitude Journal can be anything from a plain notebook to a fancy journal, or an actual Gratitude Journal. This practice is for those who love journaling as a self-help tool.
In your journal, you write a list of things you are grateful for each day. Most people journal first thing in the morning or at night before they go to sleep. There are no rules; I would suggest using your journal whenever the spirit moves you.
Sign up to join our tribe and download a copy of our Gratitude Journal from the resources page.
Saying the words, “Thank You,” as a mantra. I love this form of practicing gratitude, as I have found it to be the quickest way for me to change my mood. If I find myself stumbling out of my joy zone, as in, I noticed that my emotions have slipped out of optimal happiness mode. I just repeat the words, thank you, over and over and in less than two minutes I am feeling better. (more…)