Whether you celebrate thanksgiving in November or not, gratitude is a practice worth cultivating all year round. As a part of our Wellbeing Collective, chances are you’ve heard of a few kinds of gratitude practices around the traps, maybe you’ve even given them a go in the past. But is gratitude a regular happiness habit for you, or simply something that sounds good yet falls of the to-do list whenever time gets tight?
WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT GRATITUDE?
Gratitude is a positive emotion that appears when you affirm the goodness in your life and appreciate what you have, big or small. While it sounds on the surface like the goodness of gratitude belongs firmly in the self-help section, it’s actually backed up by lots of research. According to scientists from the field of Positive Psychology - it can pack a measurable, positive punch. These days, there are many studies demonstrating the benefits of gratitude practices on health, happiness, relationships and more, and the literature list keeps on growing.
IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BE THANKFUL?
For sure. You’ve probably attended various wellbeing courses and talks (the take-aways of which are filed away and forgotten about…) but were a valuable light bulb moment once upon a time. If you’re among the millions of people still searching for the right self-development tools for you, gratitude is a great place to start and you can get the goodness going right away.
Thankfully, that means you can press pause on squirrelling stuff away in your wellbeing toolbox for a while, and take our expert advice instead. Below, we’ve created a shortlist of our Top 11 Gratitude Resources to help you learn more about this topic, pick up some simple gratitude practices and feel more thankful day to day. We’ve done the hard work here so that you don’t have to! You’ll see there’s a few different formats on the list, keeping in mind that everyone likes to learn differently and what you dig and how you digest information or like to take action might depend how you feel day to day.
CHECK OUT OUR TOP 11 GRATITUDE GOODIES BELOW:
4) Video: Gratitude
5) Blog: A non-cheesy guide to gratefulness
8) Podcast: The Gratitude podcast
10) Blog: The Positivity Blog: Gratitude
11) Podcast:Being Well Podcast: Gratitude