Another wonderful tool for improving mental health is gratitude. Gratitude a strong feeling of appreciation to someone or something for what the person has done to help you. It helps improve your mental health and life your spirits by reminding you of the good things in your life. Like mindfulness, gratitude is scientifically backed and proven to help improve your mental health and overall well being!
A great way to practice gratitude is to regularly remind yourself of what you are grateful for. It can be helpful to write a list every single day of three things you are grateful for, either when you wake up or before you to go sleep (or both!) It can be as silly being grateful for seeing your dog chase it’s tail and it made you laugh, or as deep as gratitude for the love of your family and friends.
Writing a gratitude list with just 3 items takes only one minute, it is absolutely possible to squeeze it into a busy schedule, and it immediately makes you feel better. You can even download a gratitude phone app! Give it a try!