The Power of Gratitude
Updated: May 10
With so much uncertainty in the works right now, it’s only natural to focus on what’s wrong. But research shows it’s important you also pay attention to the things in your life that you’re grateful for.
Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day. Noticing and appreciating the little things helps you feel happier and deal better with any challenges you may be facing.
Every night before bed - or as you are having your morning coffee - we invite you to stop and think of 5 things you are truly grateful for. This is such a powerful technique and habit to get yourself into.
Ask yourself questions like...
"What things are going well?"
"Who do I like?"
"What things am I proud of"
"What made me smile?"
Look at your surroundings and notice one thing you’re thankful for.
Think of a person that you’re happy to have in your life. (Bonus points if you call or sent them a text.)
So to implement gratitude write down 5 things that you are grateful for. Don't just write it quickly, take a second to REALLY think why you like 'it', be it a person, a scenario, a memory, an upcoming event...everything is valid but really milk the feeling for all it's worth.
Enjoy it, savour it...then go about your day/sleep.
You can then start to do this daily without writing it down, use your spare mind time to keep thinking... start to flex that happy muscle...Good luck
Listen to our Happiness Hub Podcast where we talk about gratitude and how practising it daily can really help with your mental health.