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Different Ways to Practice Gratitude

Gratitude is more than just saying 'thank you.' It is a mindset and a way of living that can profoundly alter the way we experience this life - for the better!


Practicing gratitude has been linked to improved mental health, increased happiness, and better physical well-being. It helps us adopt a more positive mindset which will ultimately change our whole lives.


A drawing of a person holding a letter with a heart and an image of a flower with the text 'thanks'.
There are many different ways to practice gratitude.

But what are the different ways to practice gratitude then? We've listed below some easy and accessible ways to start your gratitude practice!


  1. Keep a gratitude journal - One of the most popular ways to practice gratitude is by keeping a gratitude journal. Pick a nice journal and each day, take a few minutes to write down things you're grateful for.

  2. Gratitude Meditation and Mindfulness - Meditation focused on gratitude means basically reflecting on the aspects of your life that you're thankful for. Mindfulness, on the other hand, is about being fully present in the moment and appreciating it without judgment. By combining mindfulness with gratitude, you can deepen your appreciation for the present moment. Read our review of a great mindfulness app that has tons of gratitude practices there too.

  3. Gratitude Jar - A fun and visual way to practice gratitude is by creating a gratitude jar. Each time you experience something you're grateful for, write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Over time, the jar fills up with reminders of the good in your life.

  4. Acts of Kindness - By helping others, you not only make their day a little brighter, but you also cultivate a sense of gratitude for your ability to make a positive impact. It could be volunteering, helping a neighbor, or simply offering a smile to a stranger.

  5. Affirmations - Affirmations are positive and uplifting statements that you can repeat to yourself. They are a powerful tool in the practice of gratitude. By affirming the good in your life, you shift your focus from what you lack to what you have, which makes you happier and more content with what you have.

  6. Gratitude Reminders - Setting up regular reminders to practice gratitude can be helpful. It could be a daily alarm on your phone or a note on your mirror reminding you to think of something you're grateful for.


Remember that you are allowed to mix it up and you don't have to stick with one specific way to practice gratitude!


Or you can combine these practices, maximizing the amount of gratitude and joy you have in your days. 🩷


Wishing you lots of joy and days filled with gratitude!

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