Gratitude has become a buzz word, but the act of expressing your daily gratitude can have a major positive impact on your life. Within days, you will notice it is easier to find beauty in everyday occurrences. There is no right or wrong way to practice gratitude. You just have to invest the time required to make it a daily habit.
Daily ten is one of the most popular and easiest ways to practice gratitude. Simply write a list of 10 things you are grateful for, with the only “rule” being that you limit the repeats.
Send A Card A Day
In John Kralick’s book A Simple Act of Gratitude, he set a goal to send one card a day for an entire year. The end result was a life changing, positive shift. And in today’s electronically driving day, how fun is it to receive a card in the mail? If you don’t have time to send a card, send a heartfelt and thoughtful email or call a friend, family member, or even a professional mentor to thank them for the difference they made in your life.
Daily Gratitude And Giving Back
You might not have time to volunteer on a daily or weekly basis, but you can do one kind thing for someone else every day. It need not be big to be meaningful, but it must be sincere. Hold the door open for a mom with a stroller, offer a kind smile to someone you pass on the street, Pay It Forward, thank your other half for the little things they do that you sometimes take for granted.
There are many ways to boost your mood, with practicing daily gratitude being one of our favorites. We would love to hear the other ways you lift your spirit!