Gratitude is one of the underpinnings of optimism. While striving to reach our goals, it’s important to feel grateful for what we have today.
The science on this is clear. Respected university studies show that habits of being consciously thankful make people more optimistic for an extended time and more optimistic about their lives in general.
There are two elements to this practice.
The first is to frequently express your gratitude to people.
The second is to record your gratitude on a daily basis. Writing a few sentences on your gratitude each week or each day is enough.
For the second practice, read more on our resource Daily Gratitude Reflections.
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