No matter how good or bad things are in general there is always much to appreciate in life. Here are 3 easy year-round gratitude practices.
There are two different types of gratitude jars. The first is a full jar with pre-written quotes and friendly reminders. Pull one out to start or end your day, or any time you feel stressed. The second is an empty jar with slips or cards that you write one or more things you are grateful for on. As the jar fills up you will have a visual reminder of all the good in your life.
The gratitude journal is the most popular option. It can be a paper journal, digital document, or app that you write 10 things a day you are grateful for. The key is in being unique with what you write each day, focusing more on specific things—and less on general. If you are just getting started, you may start with general things, and as your practice continues you notice more of the little things in life.
We all have a few key people we hold near and dear to our hearts. While they know we love them, they may not know the little reasons you hold them in such high regard. So, set a goal to write at least one gratitude letter or email a month. Once you have finished writing a letter to your friends and family, branch out to acquaintances and businesses owners whose shops you frequent.
The more positive energy you put out the more you will receive!