So you want to start practicing gratitude regularly. You heard it helps improve mood and can even benefit your health, according to the Mayo Clinic. You know how to figure out what you're grateful for thanks to an older blog post I wrote on the subject. But how do you turn it into a practice?
Having a gratitude practice means making reflecting on what you're grateful for a habit. Tasks require repetition to become a habit. So whichever method you decide to use for your practice, doing it daily is key. Learn how to make a daily routine in one of our earlier blog posts by Lex.
There are multiple methods folks use to practice gratitude. Here are some ideas to get you started.
A classic, the gratitude journal is a notebook you write what you're grateful in every day. Some people use blank journals, while others opt for guided journals with reflection prompts instead. Try writing down 1-5 things you're grateful for every day, perhaps before bed. Keep the journal somewhere you'll remember to use it each day.