Writing down the things you’re grateful for is a great tool to help you begin to change your mindset.
Instructions: 2-3 times a week, write down 3-5 things—these could be people, sensations, or experiences–for which you are grateful. Explain in detail why you are grateful for these things. For example, don’t just list a person’s name who is a nice person. Explain why you are grateful to have them in your life. Use the space below for this purpose, or start keeping a notebook.
Prompts to get started: These are optional prompts you can use if you are having trouble getting started.
I am grateful for my family because:
I am grateful for my friendship with __________ because:
I am grateful I experienced ______________ because:
I am grateful for who I am because:
I am grateful I have the skill/ability to _________ because:
I am grateful I was challenged by __________ because:
I am grateful for where I live because:
I am grateful to have learned _________ this week because: