Gratitude Journal (Digital)
Gratitude is an appreciation for what you have. Having feelings of gratitude can shift your mindset. Gratitude has been shown to have wide-ranging, positive effects on different aspects of our health. Having an established gratitude practice has been shown to lessen feelings of depression, reduce stress, and enhance sleep.
Use a journal, a scrap piece of paper, or the notes app on your phone to write a gratitude list. Use this practice to reflect on things you feel grateful for in this moment. Include as few or as many as you would like. You are free to repeat items or come up with new ideas. There is no right or wrong with this exercise.
You can use the following format as a guide for your gratitude practice:
Try to do this every day. If you are needing some inspiration before you write your list, you can reflect on some of the following quotes:
“Cultivate the habits of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give giving thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” -Eckhart Tolle
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy
“Gratitude opens the door, the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude." -Deepak Chopra