5 Simple Ways to Add Gratitude to Your Daily Schedule

World Gratitude day is Wednesday, September 21st, and to celebrate we are sharing about the benefits of practicing gratitude, and different exercises that you can include to make gratitude part of your daily schedule.

Research shows that practicing gratitude regularly has benefits to our overall health and well-being. Practicing gratitude can mean different things to different people. It used to be called stopping to smell the roses, but can be known simply as noticing the joy in small moments. This post will share with you 5 simple ways you can include gratitude in your daily routine.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is defined as the state of being grateful. It involves the recognition of the positive things in our life and how they affect us. Practicing gratitude can be as simple as acknowledging a beautiful flower you walk by or the feeling of thanks when you receive a generous and unexpected gift.

Including gratitude in our daily routine can bring along with it lots of rewarding benefits both physical and emotional such as reducing stress, increasing optimism and changing our brain. Let’s learn more about the benefits of gratitude and how it can improve overall health and well-being.

“Give Thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

Since it’s been proven that recognizing all that you’re thankful for, even during times of extreme stress, helps to foster mental and emotional resilience, improve self-esteem and boost empathy. Other benefits of gratitude include:

It’s not always easy but being grateful for the positives in life can have a profound impact on our overall health and wellbeing.  If you’re looking to start practicing gratitude regularly, there are plenty of useful exercises to help you integrate it into your daily life.

5 Simple Ways to Add Gratitude to Your Daily Routine

Mind Body and Spiritual Connection for Health and Wellbeing

UHSM continues to promote the trinity of health: The Mind Body Spiritual connection. Here are some great tips for how to keep your mind body and spirit healthy.

In addition to ongoing wellness education and tips for our community, Unite Health Share Ministries also offers mind body and spiritual perks for its members with these free memberships:

If you’re wanting to include mindfulness and gratitude into your daily routine the book Worthy by Mental Health Advocate and USHM Ambassador Brittney Moses is a great addition to your emotional wellness toolkit. You can find more about the book here.

Stay tuned for future posts where we continue to share tips and information on how to live happier and healthier in mind body and spirit. You can also catch up on any posts you might have missed here.