Last week I posted about my Gratitude Journal and I decided to follow up with some more ideas on how to do a gratitude journal.
And it doesn't have to be the start of a new month to do a thirty day challenge. After thirty days you will be well on the way to a habit of gratitude.
So, first things first: Why be grateful?
Happier You- Studies show one good act of gratitude can boost happiness for up to a month
Increased Mental Strength (Lets be real, who doesn't want better ability to cope)
There you have it! Three really good reasons to be grateful. Never mind that recognizing good things in our life helps us to see even more of the good stuff. It's like a beautiful hamster wheel of happiness.
If you are interested in more benefits of gratitude or need more convincing on why you should do a thirty day gratitude challenge, I attached a link to a short article from Harvard Medical School at the end of this post.
Without further ado, here are suggestions for thirty days of gratitude:
Write a short note thanking someone you never properly thanked for something
What food are you grateful for? (Note: Desserts DO count)
What is something your past self did that your present self is grateful for?
Something in nature
Something you are grateful you did even though it scared you
Something that made you laugh
Which of your own personality traits are you grateful for?
What is something about your country that you are grateful for?
A good childhood memory
The best gift you ever received
Your favourite flavour
An answer to prayer
The best reaction to a gift you gave
A time you were given a helping hand
A quote that makes you feel happy
Something you like about where you live
Someone who inspires you to be better
One thing you accomplished today
A possession that makes your life easier?
Someone you love
A time when you felt pretty
Favourite time of the day
A day to day blessing
A piece of positive news
What are you grateful for about your family?
Someone that you got to meet
A mentor/teacher/role model
Something you like about the current season
Something random that you are grateful for
Please remember that these are just suggestions, please feel free to tailor this list or build a completely new one!
You can record your thirty days of gratitude through journaling, Instagram posts, photos and any other random ideas! You can even tape your gratitude notes to the fridge! However you do it I hope you know that I am grateful for you!
Thanks for reading my blog, it means alot to me!
I am so #grateful for the way we are able to share information and that I have a platform spread my ideas from.
I am grateful for all of the amazing lessons I am able to learn from the people around me, and I am grateful for the people who share their experiences with me and help me to grow.
And I am thankful for the penultimate toe on my right foot! #shoutouttothelittleguys
Remember the little things, they make life great!