What are you grateful for?
Taking the time to express gratitude is a powerful way to diminish the negativity you are exposed to. There have been many studies in the past twenty years that show the impact gratitude has on people.
There is a lot of negativity in this world. From what you see or read about in the news, to an unkind stranger’s words or actions you encounter in your daily life. It’s easy to let the negative thoughts, words, events, and actions in the world take over your heart and mind.
That’s why a regular gratitude practice can help.
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What Can A Gratitude Practice Do For You?
- People who take the time to express gratitude are happier.
- It increases feelings of optimism, joy, and satisfaction.
- They have less anxiety and depression.
- Gratitude is good for your health.
- Studies have shown that a gratitude practice strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and reduces symptoms of illness.
- You’ll get more sleep.
- You’ll recover more quickly from challenges and even from traumatic events.
- Practicing and expressing gratitude will strengthen your relationships.
- You’ll experience stronger connections with people and your community.
Here’s How Your Gratitude Journal Can Help
- You’ll establish a daily gratitude practice
- When you realize how much you have to be grateful for, you’ll feel more joy and less anxiety
- Practicing gratitude will give you a new perspective on the world
- You’ll feel better – and that can change everything!
Practice Gratitude By Journaling
In order to change your perspective, you need to make practicing gratitude a habit. One of the easiest, and most effective ways to do this is to keep a journal of the things you are grateful for.
Whether you choose to journal in the morning, or at night, or both is up to you. Pick a quiet time and spend a few minutes thinking about, documenting and appreciating the positive things in your life.
Writing in your journal every day will ensure you stay focused on the positive so the negative can be washed away. Do it for a month, two months, six months or more. The longer you do it, the more ingrained it will become in your mind and the more your thoughts will shift.
At first, recognizing the positive aspects may feel awkward, but the more you look for it, the more you will find. There is beauty all around you. There is beauty within you. A smile, a sunset, a friend, a personal goal being met. These are all things you can be grateful for.
Even if you only find one thing to be grateful for each day, that’s okay. It’s a start. As you journal, try to work up to three, five or even ten things a day when possible.
“Writing in your journal every day
will ensure you stay focused on the positive,
so the negative can be washed away.”
Feeling Grateful Changes The Way You Feel Inside!
Increase Your Joy.
Decrease Your Stress.
It’s ALL Possible When You Create A Gratitude Practice.
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