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?