I try to write down 3 things everyday that I am grateful for and have done this on and off for a few years, but at the end of October I came across a gratitude challenge. This challenge suggested that for the month of November, you post publicly about something you are grateful for everyday for 30 days.
I used @positivelypresent’s gratitude challenge, each day had a different word to focus on and interpret however you’d like. Some examples include: home, inspiration and nature.
The challenge made me think about things I don’t ordinarily include in my gratitude journal. I checked the word every morning and then I found myself throughout the day looking for all the different ways that ‘word of the day’ positively influenced my life.
I don’t always manage to write in my journal, but with this challenge I didn’t want to skip a single day. Knowing that it was for a short amount of time made it easy to commit and stick to. It made being grateful a daily practise. Upon completing the challenge I have been left with a true habit, I habitually think about what I have to be grateful for throughout the day.
I know I keep going on about it but if you aren’t already, start practising gratitude. It will change your life! Why don’t you start with the challenge? It lasts 30 days but you can start whenever you like! Commit to just 30 days and I promise you, it will make you feel so good you won’t wanna stop!