How I Practice Gratitude

How I practice Gratitude

I have been thinking about this post for over a month now.  Truth be told, I’ve started maybe 5 or 6 drafts already.  But nothing felt quite right.  Yes, I want to talk about money and mindset and how being grateful can help you have a better relationship with your finances.  But it is more than that.  2020 has been a rough year for so many.  Plans have been canceled or postponed.  We’ve had to change our methods of working, learning, shopping, and even gathering with family.  And if I’m being honest, it’s been hard.  Through it all, I have found myself working hard to be thankful.  In my mind, gratitude is like any other skill, it has to be practiced.  So, I thought I’d talk a bit about how I practice gratitude and the effect it has been having on my life.

Making a List

When I was younger, I thought gratitude journaling was a dumb and useless exercise.  Oh, how wrong I was! In the last couple of years, to keep myself more focused and to manage my time, I’ve used a variety of different planners.  But they all had one thing in common, a gratitude list.  One planner had me write out three things each