“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.” — Jim Rohn
Scientific evidence has proven that practicing an attitude of gratitude can have positive effects on a persons life. So, what are the benefits? And how the heck can YOU improve your life with gratitude? Read on, my friend!
The Benefits of Gratitude
There are countless benefits to implementing a practice gratitude, here are just a few of them:
3 Ways To Implement Gratitude Into Your Life
Create a gratitude jar
Set up a large glass jar in a place you'll see it regularly. Write down the things you are grateful for every day. Not only will you be reflecting on the blessings of your life, but you'll also have a physical reminder within your line of sight.
Write in a gratitude jar
Set aside a time (first thing in the morning or right before bed is ideal) to record 3-5 things you are thankful for, in a journal kept specifically for gratitude.
Instead of negativity, show gratitude
When you want to criticize your husband, express gratitude instead. When you're frustrated with your kids, express gratitude instead. When you're mad or sad or exhausted ... express gratitude instead.
In whatever the situation is, take a deep breath and search for even the smallest thing to be grateful for.