Making gratitude a part of your daily routine and life outlook has a huge impact on your perspective and your health. People who regularly practice gratitude notice an increase in positivity, liveliness, experience more positive emotions, sleep better, express more kindness and compassion, are more resilient, and have stronger immune systems. Sounds amazing right? Let’s get started making gratitude a part of our daily routine today!
If you don’t already have a morning or evening routine, you can check out my blogs on the “Morning Mindset” and “End of Day Reflection” for ideas on how to integrate gratitude into your daily habits. Every evening I spend some time writing 5 things I’m grateful for. As I have been following this practice every day for several months now, it has also illuminated some of the things in my life that I highly value. So an additional side benefit of doing a daily gratitude list could be discovering some things in life that you find more important. From there you can choose to spend more time and energy cultivating those things.
Aside from the personal benefits, gratitude can also open doors for your relationships. Telling the people around you that you are grateful for their contributions helps them to feel important and necessary in your life. Beside that, who doesn’t love to feel appreciated? Gratitude can literally be the glue that strengthens your relationship bonds.
To get our engines going and our minds geared toward gratitude, let’s brainstorm some things that we can be grateful for on a daily basis. If you have additional ideas, please leave them in the comments below!
- Creature Comforts
- Sun Rise
- Sun Set
- The Seasons