Look for reasons to be grateful (every single day) instead of things to be upset about.
Practicing gratitude is a “keystone habit.” The positive affects continue into other areas in your life.
“Give Thanks” System
T – Think about what you’re grateful for
H – Have an open mind (nothing you are grateful for is too small)
A – Allow yourself to feel gratitude
N – Note your gratitude (write it down)
K – Keep it in a special place
S – Share it with somebody else
Josie’s mantra when she is starting to feel frazzled is: “I am thankful for…” When she feels herself starting to get upset or overwhelmed, she takes a second to note what is is grateful for.
Within 3 weeks of practicing gratitude, people are 25% happier, sleeping better and exercising more. The benefits continue even after they are no longer intentionally practicing gratitude!