When it comes to showing gratitude, it’s a win-win situation. Unfortunately, in our busy world, sometimes we forget to appreciate all the amazing gifts we receive. Here are a few things you can do to cultivate gratitude and keep the practice going.
While it is undisputed that the receiver of praise enjoys feeling noticed, appreciated, and motivated to do more, the giver also partakes in the feeling. For every compliment given you build a bond, you construct trust and encourage new connections.
A gratitude journal aids and also hastens your practice. According to studies, writing down a list of positive events that occur during the day helps reduce stress levels. It also helps you sleep better and feel calmer.
Maintaining a journal might seem a hassle at first, but the benefits far outweigh perceived time commitments.
Although no special equipment is needed to keep your practice of gratitude going as the real work lies in your heart and head, there are a handful of apps and websites that will help you in this noble quest.
Gratitude revealed: Louie Schwartzberg journeys into the science, mystery and building blocks of gratitude. In 16 short films, Schwartzberg shows us not only what these look like, but how they can be expressed in our lives every day.
The Gratitude Jar: This website lets you share the things you’re grateful for with the world and view personal gratitude statements from others. This website lets you share the things you’re grateful for with the world and view personal gratitude statements from others.
Gratitude journal app: Just like the paper journal, this app enables you to write at least five things you’re grateful for daily. Plus you can add photos and rate the day. Available for both Android and iOS.