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.