Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life.
Time and again, I’ve experienced and known the benefits of gratitude and documenting what I’m grateful for on my “gratitude journal”, not just on Thanksgiving or on birthdays nor just on Christmas days. And yet, I don’t practice reflecting on what I should be grateful for and actually keeping a “gratitude journal”. Another one of our many resolutions this 2018 is to reflect daily at the end of every night and just soak it all in — the lessons, the blessings, and the in-betweens — being grateful for everything.
To remind me of the benefits of gratitude I have read this article from Forbes.com, and to kick this off I am sharing my “The Happy List” for January.
My most favorite scientifically proven benefit of writing a gratitude journal is improved sleep. Just by spending 15 minutes jotting down a few grateful feeling before bed may make you sleep better and longer. (And I sooo need this because duh, I’m still breastfeeding my toddler boy to sleep! My mind is so awake thinking of the things I could’ve finished for the day, etc.)