Be Thankful: It’s good for your health

Here’s how to start.

It’s easy to complain. But being grateful and practicing gratitude can improve your mental and physical health. Try these simple steps:

5 Ways to Practice Gratitude

  • Write on a journal, an app, a notebook, three things you are grateful for. Add details: I am grateful for the days getting longer as I love to walk after work to clear my mind and observe the magical transformation of spring.
  • Build a gratitude board. Use sticky notes, pictures, memorabilia. You can make it an individual, team or family project.
  • Start a gratitude jar. Drop sticky/short notes in a jar. At the end of the week, at the Sunday family dinner or before your team meeting, pick up three notes from the jar and share with everyone. (If this is a team project, I suggest keeping the notes anonymous.)
  • Meditate on a grateful memory. Embrace your senses and recall the special moment in its entirety.
  • Write a thank you note to someone. Giving thanks is heartwarming.

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