When you’re looking for a quick pick me up, or would like to give your client an easy tool to use instantly, these gratitude practices are just what you need.
1. Good Morning Gratitude
In that sleepy haze between hitting the alarm and springing out of bed, take two minutes to set your mind on the right track. Think of one thing that you are grateful for. It could be a material possession, a relationship, a memory, the anticipation of an upcoming event. Now hold that feeling of gratitude in your mind for a minute or two, then release it by saying ‘thank you’.
2. Gratitude Journal
Writing a daily diary can be an onerous task, especially if you feel obligated to document every detail. A gratitude journal requires just one or two sentences per day to capture your favourite memories or reasons to be grateful from that day. Recalling these and writing them down feels good, and on a difficult day, reflecting back over your past entries can give you a boost.
3. Reminder Notes
Sticky notes scattered around the house can help you be grateful throughout the day. Each day take down the previous day’s note, then write a new one and put it in the appropriate place. It could be a note on your mirror thanking your teeth for your healthy smile, or a note of gratitude to your fridge for keeping your food fresh. Each time you see it during the day the note will make you smile.
Each activity takes just a few minutes, but can create an instant uplift in mood and energy. When combined, or repeated throughout the day they can help promote improved well being.
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