The importance of practicing gratitude exercises.
You may already hear the benefits of practicing gratitude. It boosts happiness and psychological well-being in general.
But do you really express it? Are you grateful for what you have?
In this post let me help you focus your attention on this. I’ll give you five simple ways you can try today to practice gratitude.
1. Be grateful of your partner
When did the last time you said thanks to your partner? Many relationships fail because most people failed to realize the importance of paying attention to small things.
Partners may forget that they are not alone in the relationship. A stressful relationship starts to kick in when couples become indifferent to each other.
Being grateful for your partner’s small act will not only make your relationship successful but also boosts your well-being.
2. Share your achievements with others
One of the best ways of practicing gratitude exercises is sharing. This means that you should involve other people in your success.
Throughout the years, I realized that there’s no self-made success. You always have a companion. You cannot reach your goals without the help of others.
So you better credit others with everything you achieved.
3. Make a gratitude list
In the past decades, psychologists consistently found the beneficial effect of gratitude list on mental health.
People who make a gratitude list are happier than those who do not make a list.
Or, if you are busy enough to write it down, just think a couple of things you are grateful for.
4. Smile when you thank others
Smiling when conveying your gratitude can be more effective than a lousy “thanks”.
Look at their eyes and touch their upper arm.
5. Send a thank you letter
If you were unable to thank someone, then write a gratitude letter to that person.
Tell him/her how grateful you are for what he/she has done for you. People love a personalized message especially if it is a gratitude letter.
I hope that these five ways of practicing gratitude exercises will help you to become happier.
I’m a licensed psychometrician, author, and blogger. I’m currently working as a University instructor teaching psychology. I love writing and doing psychological research.