Thankful Thursday

Make Gratitude a Habit!

Hansen Creek Loop Trail, Little Saint Helens, Washington, USA

I am grateful for the Washington trails, and the peace and serenity of nature!

7 Habits to Become a More Grateful Person

  • Send One Thank You Letter Each Week
    • Write a thank you note to a friend or co-worker who was extra helpful last week.
  • Write in a Daily Gratitude Journal
    • Write at least 3 things you are grateful for each day – Simple things!
  • Establish a Gratitude Ritual
    • Express gratitude during dinner each evening.
    • Identify 3 things you are grateful each night as you slip into bed.
  • Start a Gratitude Bulletin Board
    • Post pictures and notecards to represent things you are grateful for each day.
  • Create a Gratitude Jar
    • Each day write 1 thing you are grateful for and drop it inside the jar. 
    • Open your jar and read all your notes one year from today.
  • Use Social Media to Share Your Gratitude
    • Start a gratitude movement by expressing appreciation on Facebook or Twitter.

Research has tied gratitude to the following health and wellbeing benefits:

  • Better Relationships
  • Improved Mental Health
  • Better Physical Health
  • Decreased Stress
  • Increased Energy
  • Exceptional Mental Strength

 

 

 

Reference

Morin, A. (2016). 7 simple ways to become a more grateful person. Psychology Today. doi: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201611/7-simple-ways-become-more-grateful-person Accessed on November 9, 2019

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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