Be Thankful: It’s good for your health
It’s easy to complain. But being grateful and practicing gratitude can improve your mental and physical health. Try these simple steps:
5 Ways to Practice Gratitude
- Write on a journal, an app, a notebook, three things you are grateful for. Add details: I am grateful for the days getting longer as I love to walk after work to clear my mind and observe the magical transformation of spring.
- Build a gratitude board. Use sticky notes, pictures, memorabilia. You can make it an individual, team or family project.
- Start a gratitude jar. Drop sticky/short notes in a jar. At the end of the week, at the Sunday family dinner or before your team meeting, pick up three notes from the jar and share with everyone. (If this is a team project, I suggest keeping the notes anonymous.)
- Meditate on a grateful memory. Embrace your senses and recall the special moment in its entirety.
- Write a thank you note to someone. Giving thanks is heartwarming.