There is one super small habit you can practice daily that will help you appreciate what you have.
Say “thank you.”
What does that really mean?
Saying “thank you” is a practice of gratitude.
Why is this important?
This practice is important because:
- it rewires our brain to think about positive things (the things that we have going for us) instead of the things we do not have and that can leave us feeling frustrated and unhappy
- it helps us to see life as plentiful instead of empty
- it creates a positive tone to our day that can impact our attitude towards life
How long will it take me to practice gratitude?
You only need 5 minutes in your day to do it.
What do I need to do?
As soon as you wake up, take a notebook and write 3 things you are grateful for today. It can be the simplest of things: having a warm bed to sleep in, a roof over your head, a family that loves you, food in your fridge, a dog or cat that you have as your pet, an education that allows you to read, write, etc. Get specific: if it’s a family member or friend, write down which of their qualities you are grateful for.