As a response to @Ryland G's "What gets you out of bed in the morning?" I want to know Do you practice gratitude? and if so How do you practice gratitude?
This practice has been one of the most impactful practices in my life. I attribute this practice to helping reduce anxiety and increasing happiness. And as we know a happy person is a more productive person.
I practice by either writing or thinking about 3 things I'm grateful for in my life each day. The important thing I found through this practice is that you really need to feel emotion for each item.
How I divide the list of 3
- 1 thing that you are grateful for in your life
- 1 small thing that you are grateful for (i.e. the wind blowing, the way the grass looks in the dew, etc)
- 1 thing about your self you are grateful for (i.e. your intelligence, your heart, because it never stopped beating, etc)
How do you practice? What are you grateful for?