Gratitude – What are you Grateful for?


Gratitude is such a powerful emotion, one that can make your life better in so many ways.

In a study carried out by Emmons & McCullough in 2003, there were a multitude of benefits from keeping a gratitude journal.

A simple notebook where you write down daily what you are grateful for.

The study showed that the people who kept a journal exercised more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole, and were more optimistic.

It also showed that people who kept the journal were more likely to make progress towards their goals.

Overall, there was a greater sense of feeling connected to others, a more optimistic view towards life and better sleep quality, relative to a control group.

If you would like to experience some of these great benefits, why not try some of these simple ways to make gratitude a part of everyday.
  1. Keep a gratitude journal and add to it everyday.
  2. Tell someone you love them and how much you appreciate them.
  3. Notice the beauty in nature each day.
  4. Nurture the friendships you have, good friends don’t come along every day.
  5. Smile more often.
  6. Include an act of kindness in your life each day.
  7. Avoid negative media and movies with destructive content.
  8. Spend quality time with your kids, or your lover.
  9. Remember to compliment your friends and family when they look good.
  10. Commit to one day a week when you won’t complain about anything.
  11. Say thank you for the little things your loved ones do for you, things you normally take for granted.
  12. Embrace challenges and turn them into opportunities to grow.
  13. Send love to your enemies or people you dislike.
  14. Make gratitude a part of family life, share it with each other during meal time.
  15. Practice gratitude at the same time every day to make it a habit.A

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation of all abundance – Eckhart Tolle

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