5 Tips to Being Grateful Everyday
Before we give you 5 Tips to Being Grateful Everyday, did you know…
Thanksgiving wasn’t celebrated regularly until President Abraham Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday of November a national Holiday.
A little-known fact is that Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned to recognize the day for 17 years prior!
Here are 5 tips to help us remember that the holiday is about more than a table of delicious food, football, and parades; it’s a day to be purposefully thankful and appreciate everything we have.
- Appreciate the little things. Some days it’s easier to find things to be thankful for than others. Regardless of how your days is unfolding, take time to appreciate the little things and you may find your day turns out better than you expected!
- Look on the bright side. Look for ways to be grateful when faced with challenges. Gratitude changes your mindset and helps you become more optimistic. Optimists see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement.
- Count your blessings. According to Forbes, it takes up to eight weeks of practicing gratitude for the brain to start showing changes reflecting greater happiness. Write down three to five things you’re grateful for daily. If you’re not sure what to write, answer these questions:
- What are you grateful for right now?
- Who are three people you are grateful to have in your life?
- What is something you tend to take for granted that you’re grateful for?
- Volunteer. When you help others, it tends to create feelings of well-being and happiness. Volunteer in your local community or help others you know who may be facing difficult times. Look for opportunities to give.
- Show Appreciation. In addition to saying “Thank you” and letting people know how much you appreciate them, write a note to someone who has had an impact on your life and let them know how much they mean to you!
You can also check out our blog about Gratitude Journals for more info!
Leave us a comment below on how you practice gratefulness, we’d love to hear your suggestions.
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