Write Down Everything You Are Grateful For

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Writing down all that you are grateful for is a powerful and therapeutic way of training your mind to become self-aware of the many blessings you have in your life. A common method to develop the practice of gratitude is to keep a “gratitude journal”.

Take a few minutes each morning to write down everything you appreciate in life. It could be anything from your health to a new friendship to a job promotion. If you struggle to identify anything recent, delve into your memories and select one that brought you great happiness. When you are encountering a negative or painful experience you can revisit your gratitude journal to remind you just how lucky you are.

Starting your day this way primes you to be receptive and grateful for everything your day will bring. By seeing your blessings on paper, you recognize the importance of them. This inspires you to live each day to the fullest so that you can add more treasured moments to your growing list of things to be thankful for. It also helps you cultivate an air of positivity that makes you naturally more attractive to other positive people and inspires them to want to help you achieve your goals.

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    1. GS says:

      “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”

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    1. GS says:

      Say a kind word. The quickest, simplest and easiest way to demonstrate gratitude is to say thanks to another. If you don’t have a specific item to express thanks for, saying a few kind words is just as effective. Kind words earnestly spoken are like healing balm to a troubled soul. They work equally well for those who are stressed, feel unappreciated, are lonely, ill, tired or just a bit anxious or depressed. Besides, don’t you feel a little better when someone has a kind thing to say to you?

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      1. Vartika says:

        Yes.. definitely..Everyone like to be appreciated

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  1. Suyog Ketkar says:

    It is amazing how such a simple step can pump in super-positivity in life. Every single day! Thank you for sharing this here.

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    1. GS says:

      It Increases Positivity. When you take the time to focus on the good things in your life you naturally become more positive. By writing down what you are thankful for, it can make you more optimistic because you are choosing to see more of the positivity in your life, giving less power to negative emotions.

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      1. Suyog Ketkar says:

        Every bit true 🙏🏻

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      2. GS says:

        Glad you agree

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I do this sporadically if I’m honest and I usually do it at night, I choose from something that has happened from the day, and if I struggle I go for the basic – that I have a roof over my head, a job, food to eat, that I am alive x

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    1. GS says:

      People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems.

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  3. I do this often and find it highly effective, but sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with a list of different things each day

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    1. GS says:

      There its always something. It could be the air you breathe. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. … Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

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      1. Exactly there is so much to be grateful for you just have to look around and be open

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      2. GS says:

        Exactly !

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  4. I agree with you. Each day I write down one blessing in my journal. Each entry reminds me to show gratitude for what I have received.

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    1. GS says:

      n a 2003 study that Emmons co-authored, participants who wrote down things they were grateful for each day exercised more, had more energy, and reported less pain. They also slept an average of 30 minutes more each night. He’s also found gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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