Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Is Being Grateful The Secret To Happiness?
As a working mother of three young, active kids, I have a feeling I know what you are thinking. Sabline, when in my crazy schedule can I squeeze in one more thing?
Finding a quick and easy way to improve your mindset is a gift that most of us will gladly accept. For years I have studied happiness, leadership, and well-being. All of which mention practicing gratitude to improve your wellbeing.
Too often than not, we forget to be thankful for what we have: our health and our loved ones. Having a particular time every day to focus on the good is a grounding practice. Studies have shown significant benefits, both mentally and physically, by practicing gratitude. The list includes:
Improved sleep patterns
Strengthens the immune system
Lower blood pressure
More compassion and empathy
Feeling more alive, joyful & pleasure
Feeling more connected
The benefit is great. Who would not want to sleep better, be sick less, and be all around happier. However, adding one more thing to our overloaded schedule feels impossible—I’m here to tell you that this practice can fit into the busiest of schedules. You can choose to have this be part of your morning routine, a new family dinner tradition, or something you want to make social. There is no right or wrong answer, only what works for you!
"Easy and quick ways to practice gratitude."
Add it to your morning grounding routine- Keep a gratitude Journal like the one below
Mindful minute- Set an alarm on your phone to go off every day and take a minute to think of the things you are thankful for
Make it social- Join us for our 14-day gratitude Facebook Group challenge, meet a new friend and hang out with other like-minded women
No wasted time- while waiting in line, at a red light, waiting for a meeting to start, instead of reaching for your phone practice gratitude
"Gratitude prompts to get you started."
I'm grateful for this kind act that someone showed me today/ this week/this month
I'm grateful that I can…
I'm grateful for these three friends…
I'm grateful that my body is ready to…
I'm grateful that I was able to travel to…
I'm grateful for learning how to…
I'm grateful for these three things in my home…
I'm grateful that my job allows me to…
No matter how you choose to practice, make it your own. This is all about finding what and when it works for YOU!