There are many tools, tips, and tactics to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. But there’s one uncommon practice that will both fuel your weight loss success and bring more happiness to your life. That practice is GRATITUDE. Read on to find out more.
What is Gratitude?
Gratitude, to put it simply, is the state or practice of being thankful. Someone who is grateful has an understanding and appreciation for both the little and the big things in his or her life that bring joy and contentment.
The Benefits of Gratitude
Studies have shown that practicing gratitude the practice of gratitude can hold some amazing benefits.
- Reduced fatigue
- Improved well-being
- Better sleep
- A boosted immune system
- Reduced dietary fat intake (as much as 25% according to this article) and
- Lower levels of stress
It’s even been said that keeping a daily gratitude journal can reduce the effects of aging on brain function. With those amazing results, it’s worth giving this gratitude thing a shot, don’t you think?
How to Keep a Gratitude Journal
Keeping a gratitude journal is super simple. All you need to do is:
- Purchase a journal. You can use a blank copy or pick one up that has questions pre-framed every day for you, like the Five-minute Journal.
- Write done one or two things you’re grateful for an why. This might be your family, a friend, your team, the roof over your head, the fact that you have use of all of your limbs, sunshine…. the sky is the limit!
That’s it! As a bonus step (that is completely optional), feel free to share what you wrote with a loved one or friend. It may get them thinking about what they’re grateful for and brighten both of your days 🙂
Don’t Forget: Review Your Journal
At the end of the day, make it a habit to go back and review what you wrote in your gratitude journal. This will help set a good tone for your evening and shed any stress you may have built up throughout the day. Pro Tip: Keep your journal in a place you will notice it, so that you remember to write in it as often as possible. You will undoubtedly move forward with positive progress. If you are constantly thinking about positive things in your life, you will exude a positive energy and make the world a better place for yourself and those around you.
So what are you waiting for? Get started on your journal, so you can start bringing more happiness and better results into your life right away.
Stronger for Today,
The Method3 Fitness Team