There are so many things to be grateful for in our everyday lives, but sometimes all of that can get lost in the busy day-to-day. It’s so easy to get caught up in focusing on everything that is going wrong that we forget to think about all of the things to be thankful for. However, when you take a few moments to start practicing gratitude daily, it can really make a positive impact in your mindset and your life.
Practicing Gratitude Daily
Start Your Morning with Gratitude
Finding one thing to be grateful for right when you wake up is the best way to start your day off on the right foot. It could be something as simple as “the sun in shining” or that you got a few extra minutes to sleep in that day.
Waking up with a positive mindset and a grateful attitude can set the mood for the entire day and change what could have been a bad day into a really good one.
Practice with a Gratitude Journal
If gratitude isn’t something that comes easy for you, a gratitude journal can be a great place to start. It will help you get into the habit of practicing gratitude on a daily basis.
Start by spending just 5 minutes per day with your gratitude journal, and before you know it, you’ll find yourself feeling grateful before even pulling out your journal.
I love the “Good Days Start With Gratitude” gratitude journal, but there are so many good ones to choose from!
Say It Out Loud
Don’t keep it all to yourself. Being thankful out loud can spread your gratitude to others. For example, telling those you love that you are grateful they are in your life might make their day, and it will also make you feel good to share those feelings.
Saying thank you for simple things like holding a door is a great way to spread kindness and practice gratitude on a more basic level.
Don’t Expect Gratitude in Return
As you start practicing gratitude daily with yourself, you may start to notice or expect gratitude from those around you.
Practicing gratitude is a journey that you have to choose for yourself, and expecting it from others will only bring back some of that negative mindset and disappointment you may have experienced in the past. Just remember, your gratitude journey is about you; you’re in control here.
End the Day with Gratitude
Whether you had a good day or a bad day, writing down 3 things that happened that you are grateful for will end the day on a positive note. This could be as simple as pulling out a journal, writing them in the notes app of your phone, or saying them out loud with your partner.
Remember, practicing gratitude is something you have to work on daily. It may not come naturally at first, and that’s okay. When you start practicing gratitude daily, you will see a shift in your mindset, attitude and overall outlook on life.
And me? I’m thankful for you, reading this post and being apart of my amazing community that I’m also so grateful for every single day.