DIY & How TO

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

Practicing gratitude has so many benefits that can help you improve your relationships, your mindfulness, even your mental and physical health! Here are a few tips for developing an attitude of gratitude this season and all year long!

1. Start a gratitude journal.

If you're a tactile person and love putting pen to paper (we don't blame you!), start a dedicated Gratitude Journal! Pick a notebook or customize something special that you dedicate for gratitude. Be consistent and commit to writing in your journal each day, whether it's first thing in the morning or as a reflection before bed. In thinking about your day and finding a highlight to write down, you are able to give thoughtful measure to what you truly do have to be thankful for—even on the worst of days.

2. Meditate.

Meditation can be an excellent way to unwind and reflect! Guided meditations centered around thankfulness can be a sweet way to think back on your blessings.

3. Set table traditions centered on gratitude.

Make a gratitude tradition for your family! Go around the dinner table and recite something that happened that day for which you’re grateful. By reflecting back on the one key moment, you let the positive moments outweigh the negative and end the day on a high note!

4. Add pops of positivity to planning.

Whether or not you’re a LifePlanner™ devotee or detest long-term planning, add pops of positivity to your daily life! Add motivational quote stickers in your planner, set an app to send you a different quote each day and add positivity wherever you can.

5. Turn negatives into positives.

If you encounter a situation that doesn’t go your way, whether you get stuck in traffic or have a bad day at work, think about how to spin it into a positive situation. If you’re stuck in traffic, think about how lucky you are to have a car and that you weren’t in the car accident that might be causing the traffic! By putting things in perspective you can easily get back to a place of positivity!

Here’s to living a happier, healthier, more mindful life in gratitude!