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20 Simple Ways to Practice Gratitude and Improve Your Mental Health

Practicing gratitude can have a positive impact on your mindset and well-being. Here are 20 ways you can incorporate gratitude into your daily life:


1.Gratitude Journal:

Keep a journal where you write down three things you're grateful for each day. Reflect on the positive aspects of your life.

2. Morning Gratitude Ritual:

Start your day by listing things you're thankful for. It sets a positive tone for the rest of the day.

3. Express Appreciation:

Tell someone you appreciate them. It could be a friend, family member, colleague, or anyone who has made a positive impact on your life.

4. Mindful Gratitude Meditation:

Practice mindfulness by focusing on the things you're grateful for during meditation. It can help you cultivate a sense of appreciation.

5. Gratitude Jar:

Create a gratitude jar and drop notes inside it expressing moments or things you're thankful for. Read them periodically.

6. Gratitude Walk:

During a walk, focus on the beauty around you. Acknowledge and appreciate nature, the weather, and your ability to move.

7. Write Thank-You Notes:

Send thank-you notes or messages to people who have positively impacted your life.

8. Gratitude Wall:

Designate a wall in your home for notes, pictures, or quotes that represent things you're grateful for.

9. Gratitude Partner:

Share your daily gratitude with a friend or family member. It can create a positive connection and inspire them to practice gratitude too.

10. Learn About Change:

Consider challenges and changes as opportunities for growth. Reflect on what you've learned and appreciate the strength gained. Learn the Ten Points of Change.

11. Gratitude Email:

Send an email expressing gratitude to someone you appreciate in your personal or professional life.

12. Mealtime Reflection:

Before meals, take a moment to reflect on the effort that went into the food's production and express gratitude for having nourishment.

13. Gratitude for Small Pleasures: 

Acknowledge and appreciate small pleasures in your daily life, like a warm cup of coffee, a good book, or a beautiful sunset.

14. Volunteer Your Time:

Contribute to a cause you care about through volunteering. It fosters gratitude for your ability to make a positive impact.

15. Gratitude Affirmations:

Incorporate gratitude affirmations into your daily routine. Repeat positive statements that focus on appreciation.

16. Gratitude Calendar:

Use a calendar to mark each day with something you're grateful for. At the end of the month, review the entries.

17. Gratitude for Relationships:

Express gratitude for the relationships in your life. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you.

18. Gratitude for Lessons Learned: 

Be grateful for the lessons learned from past challenges. Acknowledge personal growth and resilience.

19. Silent Gratitude Moments:

Take a moment of silent gratitude throughout the day, appreciating the present moment and your surroundings.

20. Create a Gratitude Playlist:

Curate a playlist of songs that evoke feelings of gratitude and positivity. Listen to it when you need a mood boost.

Remember that practicing gratitude is a personal journey, and finding the methods that resonate with you will make it a more meaningful and sustainable habit.

Root your life in gratitude for your best success! This fosters the art of abundance.



About Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

In 2008, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino closed the door to her office to think about her life.

When she opened it, she walked out, leaving behind an almost two-decade career in the financial services industry in order to open the doors for the Best Ever You Network. Today, Best Ever You is a multimedia brand and platform with millions of fans and followers around the world.  Elizabeth is a tireless champion of others and believes in the need for the individual light within to raise the collaborative power of us and we. Today, Elizabeth is a writer, master coach, and speaker focused on change, success, gratitude and helping people be their best. She is the author of the bestselling and five-time award-winning book, The Change Guidebook: How to Align Your Heart, Truths, and Energy to Find Success in All Areas of Your Life and The Success Guidebook - How to Visualize, Actualize, and Amplify You.

Elizabeth is also a frequent speaker, and her work has been featured in places like Good Housekeeping, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Thrive, Medium, and more. Her popular “Elizabeth’s Best” e-mail newsletter is sent out each week to thousands of subscribers. Elizabeth and her husband Peter have been married for more than twenty-five years and have four adult sons, three rescued cats, and two dogs. They can often be found in their gardens, in the pool, raking leaves, or, depending on the season, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  You can learn more and sign up for the e-newsletter at and by visiting

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