3 Practical Things To Know about Practicing Gratitude (includes a free printable!)

3 Practical Things To Know About Practicing Gratitude (includes Free Printable!)

Recently I’ve been interested in how gratitude affects our happiness and health and I found a lot of interesting resources. I thought I should share some of them with you. Plus, I have a free printable for you at the end of this article 🙂

Gratitude affects our body and it can help us stay healthy

I found this interesting infographic (designed by dezinegirl) that highlights the benefits of gratitude in terms of physical and emotional health.

Gratitude doesn’t only help us improve our immunity and slim down faster, it also helps us improve our self-esteem and reduce toxic negative emotions.

How Gratitude Affects the Human Body

A gratitude journal might help you focus on what really matters

The concept of a gratitude journal is pretty simple: you write down things that you are grateful for. This will help you focus on the little (and big) blessings in your life that you might otherwise take for granted.

Don’t know where to start? Here are some basic tips on how to start a gratitude journal and even more tips that will help you enjoy the most benefits out of your journal. Or you can draw some inspiration from this personal gratitude experiment.

Here are 3 of the tips that I found most interesting from the article mentioned above:

  • practice writing down in detail an event that you’re grateful for, rather than just listing generic things
  • focus on people rather than on things
  • reflect on what life would be without certain blessings, rather than just listing them

Do you want to share your gratitude with the world? Thnx4.0rg is a platform designed as a shareable gratitude journal. And it also highlights what happens when we say “thank you!”.

And if you’re a technology fan when it comes to organizing your thoughts, try getgratitude.co. It’s an app that will help you practice awareness of the positive things in life and make gratitude a daily habit, even on the go.

Or maybe you like the idea but you think this approach won’t really suit you. Here’s an article that might give you another view on writing about the things you’re grateful for.

If you are a parent, there are lots of ways to encourage your children to practice gratitude

I found this amazing collection with lots of resources for parents who are trying to teach their children about feeling and showing gratitude.

From activities, crafts to children’s books and movies, you will surely find something to suit you in this list. I love the idea of writing thank you notes.

And a free printable for you!

Last, but not least, I have a free printable for you. A nice way to remind yourself that you should start your day with a positive thought. Click on the image below to download it or click here to access the download page.

If you like this printable, check out my Free Printables section where I am trying to add periodically free printables for you.

Start Each Day With a Grateful Heart - a beautiful inspirational quote to lighten up your day.

 Which are your secrets for staying grateful? Please share in the comments!
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