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8 Ways To Have More Gratitude Every Day
It can be easy to get swept away in the fast lane and forget to stop and show your appreciation for what you do have. A life well lived is one of gratitude and thankfulness. To help you on your gratitude journey, here are 8 ways to have more gratitude in your daily life.

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Appreciate everything

The habit of being grateful starts with appreciating every good thing in life and recognizing that there is nothing too small for you to be thankful for.

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Find gratitude in your challenges

Gratitude is not only about being thankful for positive experiences. Sometimes thinking about negative or difficult situations can help to really nail down what you have to be thankf...

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Practice mindfulness

Sit down daily and think through five to ten things you are grateful for. 

Picture it in your mind and sit with that feeling of gratitude in your body. Doing this every ...

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Keep a gratitude journal

Write down your positive thoughts to further focus your attention on the subject. 

While you are putting the pen to paper, you have no choice but to consciously think ab...

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Volunteer

For many people, the key to having more gratitude is to give back to others in their local community. 

Not only will it make you more grateful for the thi...

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Express yourself

You can increase your feelings of gratitude by expressing that same gratitude to the people you care about.

Not only does expressing your gratitude for ...

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Spend time with loved ones

If you’re struggling with feeling the gratitude in the moment, go spend time with your friends and family. It will give you a chance to practice your acts of gratitude on peo...

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Improve your happiness

Being grateful can make you happy, but being happy can also make you grateful. There are plenty of other ways to get your mood up, including exercising or participating in a hobby you e...

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The cumulative effect

The individual impact of any one piece of gratitude is small, but the cumulative effect is huge. The power of this habit comes from a multiplier effect that takes hold after practicing it for a month or two. You begin to realize that nearly every day is a good day (at least in a small way).

Gratitude is free

You start to realize how insignificant monetary things are for your day-to-day happiness. The majority of your grateful moments don’t cost a dime: time spent with friends and family, something nice someone said, a good workout that day. 

That’s not to say money is unimportant, but there is something comforting in realizing that the moments you’re actually grateful for each day are free.

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