Every year in November my Facebook feed is flooded with people saying what they are thankful for. Frankly, it is one of my favorite times of year to be on social media! There is so much love and positivity, it is wonderful to see.
I am a huge believer in practicing gratitude. It has a transformative power that can help you focus on the positive things in your life, that can center you and help you to see clearly all that you have. It can help when you are feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed to spend time thinking about what you are thankful for instead of the negative emotions creeping up inside you.
One of the most amazing things about gratitude is that negativity and gratitude cannot occupy the same space. SO by focusing on gratitude we shift our focus to positive things and can transform how we view them, we can change our mood, and we can ultimately live happier lives!
One of the best ways to begin a gratitude practice in your everyday life is to challenge yourself to write down 5-10 things every day for 30 days. It is a great way to develop a habit and see how gratitude can begin to transform your life.
One of the things I like to focus on is what am I thankful for today specifically. I am always thankful for my husband, my home, my healthy kids. When I list the big things that I am grateful for I can get to 10 pretty quickly. But if I think specifically of today I’ll pick smaller things, little details throughout my day that I am thankful for.
When you start to approach your day looking for gratitude you’ll find it. You’ll also find that you are looking for the good, focusing on the positive and that can change your day for the better!
So to help you start this practice, I’ve created a free printable that has space for you to jot down a few things every day that you are grateful for. Since November is the month of Thanksgiving it’s a great month to start so that you are chock full of gratitude to go into the holiday season. (However, if you are stumbling upon this post in April, that’s a fine month to start too, just don’t mind the pumpkins on the printable!) This printable is super simple, only 6 pages and can be printed over and over again!
So if you want to challenge yourself to 30 days of gratitude, enter your email in the form below and this great printable will be delivered right to your inbox!