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21 Day
Morning Ritual Challenge
 

Day 5

Are you grateful? Most of us would say yes, but how many of us take time out of the day to actually practice being grateful? 

 

The Greater Good Science Center offers a plethora of information on this subject. In a white paper titled, “The Science of Gratitude” (2018), they outline several benefits to gratitude practice.

 

For the individual:

  • increased happiness and positive mood

  • more satisfaction with life

  • less materialistic

  • less likely to experience burnout

  • better physical health

  • better sleep

  • less fatigue

  • lower levels of cellular inflammation

  • greater resiliency

  • encourages the development of patience, humility, and wisdom

 

For groups:

  • increases prosocial behaviors

  • strengthens relationships

  • may help employees’ effectiveness

  • may increase job satisfaction

 

As you can see, the practice of being grateful is extremely powerful and this is especially true when we incorporate our very own Gratitude Journal!

 

This morning see if you find a notebook or notepad to dedicate to this specific task of listing 3-5 things you're grateful for, while feeling the emotion of gratitude.

 

Every day spend a few minutes listing another 3-5 things and watch as your list fills up!

 

Then in those moments in life when you're feeling down, turn to this list, start reading and be amazed as your Spirit lifts with the positive emotions that come from remembering all the things you're grateful for!

 

We hope you enjoy today’s practice and we’ll see you tomorrow!