On day 211 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I explored gratitude journaling as an act of self-care.
In many ways, expressing gratitude is an expression art. It’s how we convey our feelings in a tangible way, sometimes written, sometimes in acts of kindness. Yet, for many people, it often gets pushed to the bottom of the “to do” list.
We say, “thank you” out of habit, without necessarily feeling a sense of gratitude that lies within our hearts. And we forget that the special people in our lives won’t be here with us forever.
Research has shown that taking a few moments to reflect on our blessings just a couple of times each week really can boost our happiness. So, whether you prefer journaling, spending time in quiet reflection, or using some other form of media to express yourself, counting your blessings is an uplifting form of self-care.
Don’t feel creative? There are plenty of gratitude journals available to help you get started.
How do you express gratitude?