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One really easy way to get started on a gratitude practice is to make a habit of counting your blessings both morning and night. You don’t even have to write them down, as in a gratitude journal (I do highly recommend it though 😉 ), if that seems too overwhelming. Simply taking a few minutes when you wake up and before you go to bed is enough to begin cementing this new practice into your routine. Before long, you’ll be easily noticing that blessing abound.

 

One really easy way to get started on a gratitude practice is to make a habit of counting your blessings both morning and night.

 

Let’s talk about some things that will help you make counting your blessings a daily habit…

Start Small

Easing into any habit is usually the best approach. By making it easier on yourself, you’ll be more inclined to continue moving forward. So, try not to put too much pressure on yourself to come up with grand examples of gratitude when you’re just starting out. Just appreciating the bed where you’re starting and ending the day can be something to add to your initial list. Sometimes.

Add It On

A helpful method for remembering your new gratitude habit is to add it on to your existing routine. Whatever you normally do in the morning and night, be sure to include a few minutes to think of what makes you feel fortunate. For example, if you have tea every morning, this would be a good connection to make. Sitting down to tea will soon become a reminder to contemplate on your three things.

One really easy way to get started on a gratitude practice is to make a habit of counting your blessings both morning and night.

 

Create Visual Reminders

If you find yourself forgetting to do it or skipping out on your new task, add some visual cues to your environment. Post-it notes are great for this. Stick one on your nightstand. Add another to your bathroom mirror. Technology comes in handy for reminders, as well. Set an alarm on your phone so that you don’t leave the house or fall asleep without taking time to consider what makes you feel thankful.

Turn It Around

You can also try the opposite. Turn complaints around into something positive. Maybe you wake up with a sore back and don’t want to get out of bed. It may seem obvious, but reminding yourself that you’re in overall good health and that you have a safe place to sleep can do wonders for your outlook. Try to find the silver lining. It really works.

Take Notes

A good habit can be jotting things down during the day as they happen. It only takes a few seconds to make a note of what you feel grateful for in that moment. You can reflect on it later during your quiet bedtime routine. Collect the notes in a pretty box, or keep them in a journal that you carry with you. I have a small note book that I keep with me when I am out of the house so I can easily add a note when I’m out and about.

 

Hopefully, you now see how getting into the habit of counting your blessings in life really isn’t all that difficult. A few small changes to your routine and you’ll find it’s actually quite easy to implement this practice.

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Start & End Your Day By Counting Your Blessings

  1. Jodi Hunter says:

    I thank God every day for our family’s blessings.

  2. ANN*H says:

    I think if every night when we go to sleep to thank God for something good from that day no matter how small it may be it will give us hope for tomorrow and will make us feel good too

  3. I have kept a gratitude journal since 2012, and that has been life changing.

  4. I love the idea of flipping complaints into positives! I try to do this a lot and it really shifts your entire perspective. Thanks for sharing your tips with us at Merry Monday this week!

  5. Rhonda Gales says:

    We don’t count our blessing enough that’s for sure. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips on Sunday’s Best.

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