Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can change your life and your mental health. Research has shown that practicing gratitude can help you feel more positive, have better relationships, sleep better at night, and have more energy during the day. It's easy to feel grateful when you have everything you need, but what about when things are tough? What can we do to be grateful in the midst of difficult circumstances? There are many ways, and it all depends on your personal preference. Some people like to take a moment at night before going to bed and think about three things they're grateful for that day. Other people may prefer writing down five things they're thankful for each morning while drinking their coffee. One way I'm personally interested in trying is the Gratitude Jar which involves filling up the jar with anything from notes or pictures or quotes from friends - anything that makes you happy! Then every week on Friday, open the jar and read them out loud, and reflect on your blessings.
After reading this blog post it is my hope that mental health professionals and anyone else reading this blog will be able to incorporate some practices into their lives for feeling happier and being healthier too! How are you going to practice gratitude all year long?
Until next time. Stay Motivated!