Having an optimistic outlook on life helps us maintain a positive mindset and live gratefully. Expressing gratitude costs nothing, yet has so many valuable benefits associated with it.
When we show appreciation for the wonderful gifts and blessings already present in our lives, it helps to foster a stronger sense of happiness and well being, and invite more into our day.
In order for us to experience all of the joy and beauty that gratitude has to offer us, it is important to be clear and specific about what we are grateful for and why it means so much!
Below are a number of ways in which giving thanks can improve your health and well being:
From good health to the presence of our loved ones, there are an incredible amount of things to be grateful for each day. Even when life seems challenging, it is important to stop, recognize and embrace all the good in your life.
There are many ways to practice the art of giving thanks. In order to experience the full emotional and physical health benefits, it can help to incorporate a number of different methods into your everyday!
Below are 7 suggestions of ways you can show gratitude to yourself and your loved ones:
As you celebrate Christmas, take some time to truly reflect on all you have to be thankful for. Show your appreciation to those in your life who make it so beautiful. And take these thoughts and lessons with you beyond today, into the holidays and the coming year.
Attached to this post, we’ve included gratitude worksheets. Feel free to print them out and maybe share them with your family as an exercise you do together — or use them as inspiration for your own sheets or journal.
~Karina Wait, BS-Kinesiology, CF L1 Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, ISSA Sports Nutritionist