Nicole Bensen

Why & How to Practice Gratitude

You’ve probably heard “we should practice gratitude”, right? But have you heard why?

Practicing gratitude:

  1. Makes you more positive and increases your happiness.
  2. Improves relationships.
  3. Positively impacts your physical and mental health.
  4. Raises self-esteem and self-worth.
  5. Reduces feelings of anger, resentment, and greed.
  6. Improves coping skills toward stressful and traumatic events.

In my 1-hour corporate workshop, “Why and How to Practice Gratitude,” we do three different activities that show how easy (and fun!) it can be. Here’s me leading the workshop at YouTube a few months ago:

Me leading a workshop at YouTube.

Want to take 2 minutes right now to give yourself a little, spring, mood boost? Grab a pen, piece of paper, and do this 2-minute gratitude practice on YouTube.

You’ll use your senses as the framework, and write down one thing for each sense you appreciate about spring.

If you didn’t click on the link, what are you waiting for? Seriously; take a 2-minute break, and see how easy a gratitude practice can be.

(Did I mention there are some adorable baby chicks in the video?)

Grateful for YOU!

P.S. Want more gratitude prompts? Grab my free “Mood-boosting Journal.” You can fill it out online, or print the text-only version for more tactile journaling.



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