2020 has been a whirlwind of a year, and it’s not over yet. However, there are undoubtedly things you are grateful for, if only a good night’s sleep. In fact,
studies show that better sleep is one of many benefits of practicing gratidude. Gratitude also encompasses awe (such as seeing a sunrise); abundance (a stocked pantry,
having all the children home for a holiday); appreciation for the present moment (a good cup of coffee, a lunch date, clean sheets); a sense of good fortune (it could
be worse) and more. Here are 5 ways to develop and build your “gratitude muscle.”
- Keep a daily gratitude journal.
- Send someone a gratitude gram.
- Say thank you to people in daily life.
- Be grateful for the hard stuff, too.
- Write a letter to someone who has helped you.
Gratitude is a muscle that, it turns out, likes to be exercised. It’s habit-forming. In the very best ways. Find the full article on Next Avenue.