The Practice of Gratitude

The year 2020 has been a tough year for so many of us. Whether you’ve been impacted by COVID through your health, loved ones health, income, stability, or not, there is still so much we can be thankful for. When times are tough, it’s sometimes hard to recognize the positives in our lives. But they are there.

Being thankful can positively affect so much in your life. You can sleep better, reduce stress, improve your self-esteem, increase patience, and even promote healthier physical health. When some are in a circle of finding the negatives in life, it’s hard to find a way out. Here are some ways you can practice gratitude in your everyday life.

Volunteer Your Time and Aid: Putting others first and providing needs that others cannot provide themselves teaches you about compassion, generosity and empathy for others.

Thinking Positive: Every situation you encounter gives you an opportunity to give thanks, big or small, you just need to change your mindset to see these as opportunities.

Show Others Gratitude: Telling others how thankful you are for them in your life, your co-workers, your family, your friends, not only can change the tone and direction of someone else’s day, it reminds you of what is truly important in life.

Write it Down: Starting your day off by listing just three things you are thankful has the ability to set the tone for your day. You may be surprised how much you really have to be thankful for.

November is the month for gratitude. Show gratitude to yourself by adapting these practices in your everyday life.