Psychological studies have proven that expressing thanks to others can have direct and significant effects on your own well-being. When you acknowledge the things in your life for which you are grateful, you generate a positive attitude, and that can help to improve your self-esteem, foster healthy relationships, lessen your physical aches and pains and so much more!
When we stop to think about it, we all have something to for which to give thanks.
This exercise brings those things to light:
Make 3 lists:
5 things about yourself for which you are grateful. (Examples: your physical strength, your openness with others, your cooking skills.)
5 things about others for which you are grateful. (Examples: your partner’s support, your child’s laughter, your boss’ drive to keep you accelerating at work — yes, we can find gratitude even in tough situations!)
5 things about the world/nature/universe for which you are grateful. (Examples: a dark sky filled with bright stars, the way each new day brings you another chance to grow and succeed.)
Keep the list handy, and see if you can add to it throughout the week. Whenever a thought or feeling of thanks comes up, write it down. …Watch how your blessings accumulate!