Incorporating gratitude into your daily routine can be a great tool for your mindset. It’s great to have it set into either your morning or evening routine to make it become an automatic thing you do like brushing your teeth. Believe it or not our mindset has a lot to do with our ability to live a healthy lifestyle. There is more to your overall health then just eating healthy and working out. If you don’t focus on all the elements especially the internal ones such as mindset you might not be able to achieve all your goals. You might find that even though you’re working out and eating right you just still can’t seem to shred that extra weight. You might also find that you never stay consistent and always fall back to old routines. It is really important to focus on things like stress and your mindset when you’re working towards a healthier lifestyle.
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude is a great way to recognize what you have to be thankful for around you. It can help to see the positive side to things and really help your overall mindset on life. Incorporating gratitude can just be a way to show thanks, recognize highlights, a way to thank God, a way to thank the universe, or any higher power you believe in. It might look a little different for different people, but overall it helps show all the things to be thankful for even the small moments.
How to Start Incorporating Gratitude?
Incorporating gratitude can actually be quite simple. You can do it in 3-5 minutes per day. We can all find 3-5 minutes in our day right? Let’s be honest you could start doing this while brushing your teeth or even taking a shower. It is honestly that easy. Simple find time to reflect and think of 3 things you are grateful for. They can be things that happened that day, people in your life, or really anything that you are thankful for. Some people like to right these down in a journal, but really it’s whatever works for you. The benefit to writing them down is you can always go back to see all the things you are thankful for. You could use a specific gratitude journal, regular notebook, notes in your phone, or just think of them in your head. The great thing is that you’ll start to realize that even on those “bad” days you can still probably come up with 3 things you’re grateful for. It’ll start making your “bad” days seem quite a bit better. If you want some more help with where to get started I’ve included some guided prompts below.
Prompts for Incorporating Gratitude:
- Today I am thankful that _________________ happened.
- I am thankful for the delicious _____________________ I had for lunch/dinner today.
- List 3 people in your life you are thankful for.
- I am thankful that my body had the ability to __________________ today.
- Name a current TV show, recent movie, or podcast that you are grateful for.
- List 3 things that you are grateful for that happened today.
- I am thankful that my spouse did _____________________ today.
- List 3 things you are grateful for about the city you live in.
- Name something you are grateful for about your job.
- I am thankful that ___________________ helped me today.
- Name something you are thankful that you recently learned.
- I am thankful for the _____________________ gift I received.
- List 3 things you are grateful for about you.
- Today I was thankful that _____________________ complimented me on ______________________.
- Name something you are grateful for about your home.
- List 3 things you are thankful for about your past.
- I am thankful that ____________________ made me smile today.
- I am thankful about _____________________ at work.
- Name something in nature that you are grateful for.
- I am thankful to be looking forward to _____________________.
- Name a hobby that you are grateful for.
- I am thankful for _______________________ the current book I’m reading.
- List 3 things you are grateful for about your best friend.
- I am thankful for _______________________ accomplishment today.
- Today I am thankful that I did __________________ even though I didn’t want to.