Here’s How to Be a Little More Grateful Every Day

Anaya Nosso
5 min readMar 24, 2022

And why everyone could benefit from it.

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Gratitude or giving thanks is said to increase positive emotions in people. Several studies have found that gratitude is linked to happiness. This is why if you want to be the best version of yourself, you should incorporate gratitude into your everyday life.

There are many ways to practice gratitude like simply telling someone you appreciate them at the moment, saying thank you more, complaining less, or showing appreciation.

One way of expressing gratitude that is becoming increasingly popular is the gratitude journal.

What exactly is a gratitude journal?

A gratitude journal is a notebook or journal kept exclusively with the purpose of expressing thanks. There is no set way to use your gratitude journal, whatever you do is up to you as long as it serves its purpose. Some people include gratitude spreads in their bullet journals or pre-made planners.

It is also common to write what you’re grateful for in a blank notebook. However you choose to express gratitude is up to you.

This blog post will include five simple ideas to help you create a consistent gratitude practice no matter your journaling style.

Answer a new question every day

Self-reflection is a wonderful way to incorporate gratitude into your everyday life. It is good to journal your thoughts and process your feelings all in one activity. If you’re the kind of person who has tons of thoughts, but then goes blank when you sit down to write this is an ideal method for you.

Writing prompts will help kickstart your brain and get your thoughts going again.

Luckily, there are tons of free gratitude journal prompts on the internet. These will help you sort through the overwhelm and encourage you to think deeply about how abundant you truly are (even if you don’t think so at the moment).

Be grateful for one thing a day

If you’re just not feeling your best or are going through difficult times, gratitude may be the last thing on your mind. You’re probably not thinking of the good in…

Anaya Nosso

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