Boost your happiness by growing your gratitude.
- Write down three things you’re grateful for – they can be small.
- Write a letter to someone who has made a difference in your life. And then send it to them.
- Think about how things could be worse.
That last one might sound like it doesn’t belong in a post on gratitude.
But hear us out.
If we think about how much worse things could be, we’ll feel better about how things are.
We might be sad about spilling our milk until we think about the fact that some people can’t drink milk at all. (Which isn’t a bad thing at all, but for someone who is used to drinking milk it might feel worse than spilling said milk).
Part of it’s about framing (huh, we talk about framing a LOT).
Part of it’s also about building compassion and empathy.
IT’S ABOUT EXPANDING OUR VIEW FROM WHAT’S DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF US TO THE PEOPLE AROUND US AND THE SITUATIONS THEY MIGHT BE FACING AS WELL.
And both are important.