The Challenge

The Gratitude challenge involves writing down 1-3 things that you’re grateful for each day of the month. You can write them down in a notebook or in a note within your phone – it’s as easy as that!

Here are some examples of things you may be grateful for:

  • Good health
  • Having a home
  • Breathing fresh air
  • Spending time in nature
  • A good night’s sleep
  • Laughter
  • Freedom of speech
  • Music
  • Friends/Family
  • The ability to read/learn

You may also want to get those close to you involved in the challenge. My daughters took part in the challenge and enjoyed it, it was also lovely to hear what they were grateful for each day.

The Benefits

it’s incredible how such a simple act can have such profound benefits. Simply taking the time to notice and reflect on the things you’re thankful for can have a huge impact on your life and overall wellbeing.

Some of the benefits include:

 

Improved Sleep:

According to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. Spending just a couple of minutes declaring what you’re grateful for can soothe your nervous system and help you sleep better and longer.

Cultivate more mental strength:

As human beings we’re naturally tuned to focus more on the negative stuff, however you can take control of this by practicing gratitude regularly. The positivity can lead to higher confidence and self-esteen which can help you overcome trauma or negative situations.

Improves Relationships:

According to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. Spending just a couple of minutes declaring what you’re grateful for can soothe your nervous system and help you sleep better and longer.

 

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