At a time where stress is high and people are feeling isolated, it can be easy for our minds to become occupied with the negative. Many of us may not feel empowered to make and keep a ton of resolutions during this time, and that’s okay. Incorporating a gratitude practice into your daily routine could help you improve your life instantly in the comfort of your own home.

Reflecting on the good things in your life can:

  • Alter your mindset and change your mood,
  • Create a sense of peace within,
  • Help clarify your goals and aspirations,
  • Lower your stress levels,
  • And increase your self-awareness.

Practicing gratitude doesn’t have to be complicated. The best way to start a gratitude practice is to integrate it into your daily routine. Reflecting on the positives in your life in the morning can set you up for success. Starting the day with a positive attitude will help you move throughout your day in a good mood, which will be appreciated by your family, friends and coworkers.

Plus, your gratitude practice doesn’t have to take a ton of time. It can be anything from a short meditation to jotting a few notes down about what you’re grateful for each morning. If you would like a more structured approach to a gratitude practice, we’ve created an easy daily template for you to follow here.

There is no one-size-fits-all model for practicing gratitude. The best part about starting a gratitude practice is that you can tailor it to your goals and lifestyle. It’s always recommended that you start off making a few small changes and if you feel that you need more, slowly adjust your practice from there.

So, this year, instead of making a ton of resolutions, try improving your life by integrating a little bit of gratitude into your everyday!