Practicing gratitude is the act of acknowledging the things that are good in our lives and being thankful for them.

Practicing gratitude daily can have many benefits to our overall wellbeing such as improving mental health and self-esteem, promoting better quality sleep and fostering healthy relationships.

Here are our top 5 tips for practicing gratitude to help you get started…

1. Start early

Every morning when you wake think of 3 things that you are grateful for. Allow yourself to reflect on these thoughts and engage with the beauty of life.

2. Be consistent

Try to practice gratitude daily and make this part of your routine. 

3. Appreciate the small things

Gratitude doesn’t need to be reserved for life’s big moments, appreciate the smell of hot coffee in the morning, crisp late-autumn days and afternoon sun streaming through the window.

4. Be vocal

If someone is the reason you’re feeling grateful, tell them! Not only will you improve your own mindset you may well make somebody else’s day.

5. Keep it fresh

Try to think of different things from different areas of your life to be grateful for each day.