It’s easy to take the good in our lives for granted. Research has shown that practicing gratitude and consciously giving thanks is linked to improved wellbeing and relationships. Gratitude can help you deepen your appreciation for the good in your life, and those who practice regularly report increased overall health and happiness.
Writing gratitude down is key, as it seems to have more impact and allows us to create a deeper connections with the events and the resulting emotions. Practicing gratitude 1-3 times a week has actually shown to be the most beneficial than every day. It helps us to become more attuned with the everyday pleasures in our lives, which helps deepen mindfulness practice further.
Greater Good in Action. Berkeley University. Gratitude Journal. https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/gratitude_journal