Last week, we talked about the importance of Gratitude and Forgiveness—especially during these trying times.

Studies have shown that even in the face of challenges and sorrows, a regular practice of gratitude allows you to be present in your moments, and forgiveness allows you to let go of pain and move forward.

Today, we’d like to share some tips and suggestions for adding some gratitude into your life. AND, if you want to magnify the positive effects of gratitude, consider sharing your practice with a colleague loved one, or even your team at work!

When to practice (anytime!):

  • Each morning or evening, write down 1-3 things you’re grateful for.
  • Text, email, or call a buddy each day to share your gratitudes.
  • Put a daily reminder on your phone, to pause, breathe, and look for a gratitude.
  • Meet regularly with one or more people and share your gratitudes.

What to be grateful for (anything!):

  • What are the everyday things that maybe you take for granted like your home, health, food, water, work, pets, etc.?
    • What spot at home or work brings you comfort?
    • What made you laugh or put a smile on your face?
    • What sights, sounds, smells, or tastes, brought you joy?
  • Who are you grateful for (colleague, friend, loved one, server, practitioner, etc)?
    • Who has supported you through a difficult time?
    • How did someone make your work or personal life easier?
    • Who made you laugh or brightened your day?
    • What have you learned from someone else’s experience?
  • What gifts or talents have you shared with your world?
    • How have you grown?
    • What have you learned from a difficult experience?
    • What character traits of yours helped you through a difficult conversation?
  • What’s gone well?
  • What team or group accomplishments or encounters are you proud of?

According to various studies, choosing gratitude has numerous mental and physical health benefits. In addition, we’ve seen firsthand that a regular practice of gratitude can also support you with things like burnout, grief, loneliness, work challenges, and relationship issues.

This week, pause, take a breath, and consider what or who you have in your life to be thankful for.

We know that practicing gratitude can be challenging when life is hard, but your health and well-being are so important, and practicing gratitude is good for both.

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with Gratitude and Forgiveness,
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