5 Ways to Exercise Your Gratitude Muscle

Nov 27, 2020 / Amanda Chase, Horsesmouth Assistant Editor

2020 has been a whirlwind of a year, and it’s not over yet. However, there are undoubtedly things you are grateful for, if only a good night’s sleep. In fact, studies show that better sleep is one of many benefits of practicing gratidude. Gratitude also encompasses awe (such as seeing a sunrise); abundance (a stocked pantry, having all the children home for a holiday); appreciation for the present moment (a good cup of coffee, a lunch date, clean sheets); a sense of good fortune (it could be worse) and more. Here are 5 ways to develop and build your “gratitude muscle.”

  1. Keep a daily gratitude journal.
  2. Send someone a gratitude gram.
  3. Say thank you to people in daily life.
  4. Be grateful for the hard stuff, too.
  5. Write a letter to someone who has helped you.

Gratitude is a muscle that, it turns out, likes to be exercised. It’s habit-forming. In the very best ways. Find the full article on Next Avenue.


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