Brain research shows that positive emotions, like gratitude, can benefit our bodies and minds. Feeling grateful for what we have (instead of obsessing about what we don't) helps with many different aspects of our lives — like relieving stress and boosting determination to try again when things don't work out the way we want.
This worksheet can help you start thinking about gratitude. Print out the page and write your answers to the questions in the spaces below. The act of writing down feelings of gratitude can reinforce this powerful emotion.
For a daily reminder to practice gratitude, post your answers where you'll see them each day or keep them in a gratitude journal. Then, make it a habit to pause each day to notice and appreciate what's good in your life.
Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: December 2013
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