Research is showing that being productive doesn’t bring happiness but that happiness brings productivity. Practice smiling and soon enough you will be happier. Try to think about just 3 things you are grateful for.
Cultivate gratitude wherever possible, even for the things that challenge you, as these help you to grow and build strength. Journaling can help you do that: At the end of each day, write 10 things that you are grateful for that day. Celebrate and recognize them. Soon you will see running themes and will be able to make them happen more often.
As you move through your day, pause now and then when you remember and think as you do something “I am grateful.” Moving through your day with awareness and grace in this way will mean that when you do sit down to write your gratitude list those things will come to mind.
How to Start a Gratitude Practice and Change Your Life
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.
Use This Simple Daily Gratitude Habit to Be Grateful Every Day
For the practice of gratitude, start by writing down the things you are grateful for daily. Grab a journal and write down three things each day that you are grateful for. Your perspective will begin to shift and you will begin looking for the positive rather than focusing on the negative.
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