- Start small.
Start small and practice the habit of writing one thing down that you’re grateful for. Once that becomes a habit, you can build on my 3-1-3 system for personal gratitude.
- Get your materials ready.
Writing gratitude involves a journal, or piece of paper and a pen. Have all of these out the evening before so you’re ready to go the next day!
- Figure out what time you’ll write down your gratitude.
I love journaling gratitude as part of my morning routine. Expressing gratitude first thing in the morning improves my odds of getting it done.
As the day goes by, and other “stuff” gets in the way, writing in my gratitude journal becomes more difficult.
- Practice habit stacking.
When creating this new habit, you’ll have a better chance of sticking with it if you stack it on an existing habit. Perhaps you make coffee first thing each morning.
Making coffee can be the trigger to write in your gratitude journal. While you’re sitting down enjoying that freshly brewed cup of coffee, put pen to paper and express gratitude.
I’m Scott Colby with Say It With Gratitude and this has been your Daily Gratitude Minute. Cheers.