An Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving (and Throughout the Year)
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude around Thanksgiving seems so natural. Its our seasonal signal to stop and be thankful for the people and things that make our lives worth living.
Practicing a gratitude during Thanksgiving and thorough the year offer many positive mental health and wellness advantages. It keeps us present in the moment and offers us perspective of appreciation for the good things (and sometimes challenges) in our lives.
Making this a habit presents many benefits, including…
Opening the door to cultivating new and more meaningful relationships.
Enhances compassion and empathy, as well as, reduces negativity.
Improves self-esteem and creates a mental armor against depression.
Plus, many more mental and physical benefits!
3 Easy Steps to Practice an Attitude of Gratitude
- Make a list of the good things in your life. Its best to make this a daily habit. Try listing out 3 things a day.
- Start a Gratitude Journal. This beneficial practice can be done by anyone of any age. Make a commitment to write down those good things we discussed in #1 each day. This will also create a mental habit that allows you to take note of the good things that surround you.
- Express gratitude as often as you can. Its not only important to take note of the things we are grateful for, but its equally as important to tell others how you feel and what they mean to you.
We wish you all the happiness and success during this wonderful season!