It can also give you feelings of happiness and appreciation, which in turn has an effect on your wellbeing. You can read more here.
There are many ways to practice and add gratitude into your daily life, and for the month of October we will be starting by identifying what we are grateful for each day.
You may like to record this in a journal or start a gratitude jar.
1/ Keep a gratitude journal
Journal entries can begin with the day and date and a list of 3 – 5 points that you are grateful for in that day. For example:
Thursday 1st October 2020
I am grateful for:
- Facetime with my family
- Clean running water
*Remember to begin your statements with ‘I’ – this makes it personal.
A great way of staying connected with team mates and helping make sure each other has completed the daily task is to add one (or all 3) things that went well / that you are grateful for to your group chat each day.
2/ Gratitude Jar
You might like to make this a family affair with those on your team or those you live with.
This is where I would suggest starting a Gratitude Jar.
Each day, each person will write their gratitude list (3 – 5 points) and fold it up and put it in the jar.
At the end of the month, make a time to sit together and read them out.
*Remember to put your name on your list so you know it’s yours
After 31 days of October gratitude entries, you get to read over your journal or jar entries – this is the fun park! Try and do it with your team, friends or family.