Gratitude may be the best-kept secret to help reduce stress and feel better. Practicing gratitude every day can improve your physical and emotional well-being.
Learn more about ways to practice gratitude and resources that can help.
Ideas for Practicing Gratitude
Are you grateful for your good health? For the project that you completed? Be kind to yourself by being thankful for making it through a hard time, even if you weren’t able to accomplish everything you wanted to.
Think of someone who did or said something that changed your life for the better—someone you never properly thanked, someone you may not have thought about or seen for a while. Write a letter of gratitude to this person.
Leave a meal, a plant, or a card on a friend’s doorstep. Consider volunteering for an organization or activity where you can help others.
Once a week, give yourself 10 to 15 minutes and write down people, places, objects, memories, or events you’re grateful for.
Practicing gratitude can improve health and happiness. These exercises can encourage you to express gratitude in a thoughtful, deliberate way.