Incorporating gratitude into daily life does not have to be another thing on the never-ending to-do list. Make it as simple or complex as appeals to you. For example, ideas include:
Keep a Gratitude Journal
This is the way most people are familiar with and involves taking time to write just a few things you are grateful for each day. In fact, it’s a good physical reminder of the goodness in your life.
So, find a gratitude buddy and text each other once or twice a day with something good that happened.
Use a Gratitude Jar
Write what you are thankful for on a slip of paper and put it in the jar. Watching your gratefulness fill the jar is a meaningful visual reminder.
Meditate or Pray
These are both ways to not only reflect on something good but also to connect with the source of goodness, whatever that means for you.
However, you choose to structure your practice, taking time daily to be thankful is necessary to receive the benefits. If you are only grateful on occasion you won’t actually change anything either in your health or your perspective.
Let gratefulness become part of your everyday life and watch how this little habit can make a big impact.