Being grateful, acknowledging gratefulness, giving thanks to your life, friends and family results in numerous health benefits from increased immunity to better sleep and an overall sense of well-being and peace. There are many ways to engage in daily gratitude and finding what works best for you is the key to making it a part of your everyday life. Below are a few ways that have shown to help:
- Keep a gratitude journal by your bed, or keep one in your bag or start a note on your phone or computer. I prefer to write down just a few things that I am grateful for first thing in the morning so a journal by the bed is good for me; however, I also keep a journal on my computer that helps me quickly write down things that arise during the day that makes me smile.
- Say thank-you. It’s easy to forget to say these two words but make an effort to say it more to everyone.
- Take a deep breath when faced with a difficult situation. Think about how you can react to it differently then you have done in the past. Mental shifts can make a healthy change in your life. Change is good and opens up doors to new opportunities.
Have a wonderful holiday season and THANK YOU to you all have are reading this and have been reading my posts, books and curriculum throughout the last few years. I am grateful.