The best treatment for a hard day - or week, or month...or year - is an ounce or two of gratitude.
During this season, it's especially helpful to take in some gratitude moments throughout the day.
The Three Things Gratitude Exercise, from Dr. Christopher Kaczor’s The Gospel of Happiness: Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice and Positive Psychology is a great way to get started with a daily exercise in gratitude.
It’s a simple and very effective way to grow in gratitude and ward off negative thoughts that only bring us down. Here's how it works:
The Three Things Gratitude Exercise
1. At the end of the day, before you fall asleep (so don’t let that head hit the pillow yet), think of The Three Things, three small and simple things, you are thankful for. Moments you might have otherwise forgotten if you hadn’t been looking for it. (a smile or random text from a friend, the smell of warm your favorite snack or coffee, etc.)
2. Get out a notebook, journal, a note in your phone, or just hold these thoughts in your mind.
3. If you can, write down The Three Things you are grateful for from the day.
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