Is daily gratitude practice a part of your routine? Whether you use a journal, practice mindfulness or meditation, a daily reflection on the positive things in your life can provide you with multiple benefits. Studies have shown that when people practice gratitude, they are more positive, enjoy improved health, can build strong relationships and are better able to cope with life’s ups and downs.
I take a few minutes each day to focus on the things I am grateful for and I have found doing so incredibly beneficial in my life. I’d love to share some of these additional benefits with you below.
Benefits of Incorporating Daily Gratitude into Your Routine
Over the years, many scientists have undertaken research into the area of gratitude and identified some important benefits that users can receive. These include:
- Increased empathy – being able to feel and understand what others are going through
- Improved sleep – take a few moments to jot down your blessings before bed or just when you wake up
- Higher self-esteem – feel more confident and capable of achieving your dreams
- Reduced stress and increased optimism levels – giving you a positive outlook on life and look forward to the future
- Becoming more resilient – you find yourself more able to cope with any setbacks
- Improved personal and family relationships – grow closer to your partner and family
- Attract new friends and grow existing relationships
- Improved decision-making processes – find it easier to make the right decisions
- Desire to exercise more – as your happiness grows, you become more likely to want to exercise your body
- Boosted immune system – by feeling better emotionally you make better decisions, which in turn can improve your health
You can read more about the benefits of using daily gratitude by checking out some of the studies which identified these and other benefits.
Ways to Express Your Gratitude
There are many easy ways to express daily gratitude and reap the benefits, including:
- Keeping a gratitude journal
- Say thank you to someone
- Make a list of your blessings
- Write a thank you note
- Gratitude mapping using a vision board
An easy way to start is by using my digital gratitude journal, which also has a printable version if you prefer using pen and paper. Remember that you are welcome to get in touch with any questions or comments too.