1-Minute Gratitude Practice to bring contentment to your day



Today,  I am grateful for ….

This is my simple journaling practice.

My journal is always  ready right next to my yoga mat. First thing I do each morning, is sit on my yoga mat, drink my coffee and write. Each morning, I write just a few words.


My family, my partner, my work, my body, my mind, safety, health, my home, new day, my practice, people in my life. 


It’s these simple things I always end up writing down, when I think about what I am the most grateful for.

Each day, I start my day with perspective of being content and grateful for all the amazing gifts I get each day.


Gratitude practice benefits

  • Gratitude opens the door to more relationships – with particpants whoing having more content and peaceful relationships
  • Gratitude improves physical health and even the risk of inflamation
  • Gratitude improves psychological health, and is proven to manage stress and increase psychological resilience
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression, developing pre frontal cortex, which is a part of brain responsible for more rational thoughs and analytical thinking.
  • Grateful people sleep better. 
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem. 

How can you develop a Gratitude habit?

The trick is to start small, when introducing any new habit or challenge. 

Ask yourself to simply write for 1 minute each day. Find a habit you already have, like eating your breakfast, making yourself a pot of tea or coffee, or taking off your bra after a busy day when you get home.
Keep your journal and pen on hand, or download a simple app that is easy to use.
The trick is to keep it simple.
So. what are you grateful for today?


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