Being more grateful for things in your life is a wonderful way to practice self-care in the fall. This is so much more beneficial for your health and wellness than you might think. It will help you exude positivity, help others feel good about themselves, and help you understand all the amazing things in your life to be grateful for.
Journal Your Happiness
The first way you can express gratitude during the fall season is by writing about it in your journal. This is a really simple method, since some of you are likely using your journal every day already. It can be as simple as a sentence or two in your daily journal entry about what you are grateful for, or you can have a goal of 3-5 things each day you want to be thankful for and just list them.
Another option is to start a gratitude journal, where the entire journal is used exclusively for that purpose. I also like to do a prayer journal just to keep track of answered prayers to be grateful for. Maybe not how I wanted them to be answered but to acknowledge that they were and to be grateful for things I don't yet understand.
Plan Your Gratitude
Not a fan of journaling? Why not use your daily planner. If you have a daily planner that helps keep track of your schedule, goals, and to-do lists, this is another simple play to practice gratitude each day. Typically, it works great in a daily entry, or each day in the weekly portion. If there are areas for extra notes, just write down at least one thing you feel grateful for each day, and it will allow you to be a lot more positive and thankful for the good in your life, as opposed to dwelling on the negative. I found a journal called the 5 second planner that includes this, as well as Danielle Laporte planners! Those are awesome!
Another option is to write down some mantras for the use of gratitude, and say them to yourself each day. This is a great way to feel more positive inside and out, and really exude that throughout the day. You can write them on sticky notes and put them on the mirror in your bathroom, write them in your journal, or keep a notebook with you to read them out loud whenever you feel you need the reminder. This really works!
Share the Love
Do you feel gratitude toward someone who has been a good influence in your life, or who you look up to? Tell them! There is no better way to express gratitude about a person than to tell them directly. It is a wonderful confidence boost for them, and really just helps to spread the positivity around. The payback is almost selfish it is so full of good feelings!
I am grateful for you all that read my posts each week! Have an amazing Thanksgiving you guys! Sending much love to you and yours!
I am a wife and a mother of two, one boy one girl . They are the loves of my life! And also the reason I do what I do. I have to be able to keep up!