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5 Benefits of Practising Daily Habits - Gratitude

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is acknowledging the good in your life. You can practise it through showing appreciation, being empathetic and returning kindness. It is such an amazing healthy habit to form.

It can be practised through simply writing 3 things down you are thankful for everyday. You do not have to buy an expensive journal, you can even capture your gratitude on your phone. Practicing gratitude will not automatically solve your problems or heal you inner child.

It is a stepping stone and a small part of your journey. It may not suit everyone. If you are in a position to practise gratitude daily, there are huge benefits to be had.



What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is acknowledging the good in your life. You can practise it through showing appreciation, being empathetic and returning kindness.

It can be practised through simply writing 3 things down you are thankful for everyday. You do not have to buy an expensive journal, you can even capture your gratitude on your phone. Practicing gratitude will not automatically solve your problems or heal you inner child.

It is a stepping stone and a small part of your journey. It may not suit everyone. If you are in a position to practise gratitude daily, there are huge benefits to be had.


Gratitude can Increase Optimism

There is a strong connection between gratitude and optimism, which is beneficial for our happiness and our health. If we start to changes in our current circumstances then it can increase hope for the future. Studies have shown that practising daily gratitude can increase optimism by 5-15%


Gratitude can Improve Relationships

Studies have shown that when you express gratitude to those around you, you can strengthen the connection you have with them. If you practise gratitude regularly in your relationships the bond builds by you showing gratitude to others and them giving it right back to you.


Gratitude can Improve Sleep

The daily practise of gratitude before bedtime can create a relaxing atmosphere. Happy, positive thoughts from the day can help aid sleep rather than overthinking and worry about what may be going on in your life.


Gratitude can Increase Self-Esteem

Viewing your life & surroundings with a sense of gratitude can change the way you think about your worth. If you are brought to dinner by a friend and they treat you, as you express your gratitude you begin to realise that this gesture is because they value you, your time, your company. You can then start to believe that you are important to others.


Gratitude can Reduce Stress

There is a strong connection between gratitude and stress reduction. Daily practise can help you focus on the good things that may be happening in your life. Stress can consume us and when we are under stress all the small, positives that happen in our day may go unnoticed. Gratitude is a habit that needs practise.



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