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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Finding Daily Gratitude

By October 29, 2019No Comments


November is here and Thanksgiving will quickly be upon us. With Thanksgiving there is no fussing with gift shopping lists or wrapping paper; it’s just good food and good company which easily makes it my most favorite holiday of the year.

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday to gather with friends and loved ones to share thanks. I have always loved the sentiment behind this holiday and the opportunity to focus on all the blessings in life and to be grateful for the life I have.

A while back I started the morning routine of a Gratitude Journal. It was something that had been on my radar for some time. I had heard of several studies that showed that there are many health benefits of simply writing down the things that we are grateful for. Benefits such as a more optimistic mindset, better sleep, a general increase in happiness, and less stress. In an effort to bring more peace and happiness to my life I decided to commit to this practice.

Gratitude- the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

At first it was just a blank journal in which I would jot down three things, different each day. I’d sit down with my coffee and take a few quite moments to journal before the craziness of my working mom life started. Sometimes it was just as simple as, “I’m grateful for my coffee because I didn’t get enough sleep”. Usually though, it was deeper and more meaningful relating to relationships, opportunities, and interactions with people.

I am really enjoying this part of my morning routine. Does it happen every morning? No, but I give myself grace and fit it in when I can. My journal has definitely helped me to feel more grounded and stay positive. I just ordered a journal that has different writing prompts each day to encourage a guided focus of gratitude.

If you are in a funk or just want a little boost in your life I would recommend to start a gratitude journal and see what it does for you!

Blog by Meggan


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