It’s no secret that showing gratitude is essential for a happier life.
In addition to being backed up by science, many of our time’s greatest minds such as Oprah and the Dalai Lama believe that taking time to be thankful for what we have in our lives radiates and generates more goodness in us. Where there is gratitude, there is the realization that we can find happiness and peace even when things are not going our way.
If you’re struggling to find something to be thankful for, start small. Like digging for buried treasure, it takes effort, but the reward is great. The simple habit of reflecting on what you’re grateful for each day can actually lead to a happier, more content life. By recognizing all of the wonderful things we have to be appreciative of, we literally rewire the structure of our brains and neural pathways for more joy! Taking note and appreciation for these tiny moments of magic, no matter how minuscule they may seem, makes for a more joyful life.
This November, we’re featuring our 56-Page Gratitude Journal (a Therabox exclusive), which can help you navigate around the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what we’re grateful for, we can appreciate everything we have and be kinder to everyone including ourselves. Featuring open-ended, supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, scrapbooking, and more– this journal is a fun, creative, and insightful way to create more joy in everyday life. This journal is designed to also be kept as a keepsake and is a powerful tool for positive change! We hope this journal will guide you through your gratitude journey and make it a bit easier to track all the little magic in your life, especially on the days when it’s really hard to thank the universe willingly.
Gratitude always starts with you. Regardless of where you are in life, the benefits of gratitude are endless — it gives us the kick we need to start making changes. There are numerous ways to practice gratitude, whether through journals, workbooks, apps, or even through silent meditation so nowadays it easier for everyone to increase this virtue every day.
“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” — Zig Ziglar
What are you grateful for today? Let us know in the comments below!