At first it can be quite hard to realise all the things you can be grateful for. We get used to the good parts of life and forget that there's a possibility that at some point we won't have them anymore. What I like to do is, first, imagine life without certain privileges: a warm bed, my beautiful dogs, art, my loving family. Really try to picture how life would be without them. This makes me feel super grateful for everything that I have! You can do this with almost anything, and I'm sure it will work just as fine for you.
Because it makes you feel good. Because it makes you smile. Because it gives you joy. Because you would miss it. Because it makes you want to do more or to give back. Because it changes you even if it is for one second.
- Are you noticing any change in how you see the world around you by expressing gratitude each day?
- How many things is ok to write down about being grateful?
- Is it better to drink warm or cold water in the morning?
- Do you usually find that you are grateful for small, every day things or something more significant?
- When do you prefer to practise gratitude?
- How long do you usually reflect for? And do you find it helpful to write a list ?
- What is good news/moment you received in your life recently?
- Do you have a time for how long you want to express gratitude? E.g. mediate or pray for a certain amount of time or just say it out loud for a moment
- Does doing a gratitude checkin redirect your thinking and set you up for a good day?
- What did you notice you were least often gratefule for?