Gratitude tool

5 things Gratitude tool


The “5 Things” gratitude tool is a simple and effective way to practice gratitude. Here’s how it works:

  1. Take a few moments at the end of each day to reflect on the things you’re grateful for.
  2. Make a list of five things that you’re grateful for from that day. They can be big or small, tangible or intangible.
  3. Write down why you’re grateful for each of the five things. This helps you to really focus on the positive aspects of your life and appreciate them fully.
  4. Take a moment to feel the gratitude in your body. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and allow yourself to feel the warmth and joy that comes from acknowledging your blessings.
  5. Repeat this exercise every day to cultivate a habit of gratitude and to train your brain to focus on the good in your life.

By practicing this simple gratitude tool, you can increase your overall sense of happiness and well-being, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve your relationships with others

BACKGROUND: There have been many studies that have proven that gratitude makes us happier and healthier. Like any emotion, gratitude can’t be forced but we CAN cultivate our thoughts so that gratitude is more likely to arise. Practicing gratitude helps create a HABIT where we focus on the positive in life.

Here’s how to use this “5 Things” Gratitude Tool:

This tool can be done at any time, anywhere! Create a habit where you do it regularly eg.on waking up, before you go to sleep, on the subway home PLUS whenever you’re having a challenging day!

1.     Print this page out. (Tip: Spread the gratitude by printing a few copies & giving to friends/co-workers!)

2.    Now think of just 5 things to be genuinely thankful or grateful for and write them on the hand below. Can’t think of 5? Look around you and think smaller and smaller until you can come up with 5 things.

3.    Now you know how to do this, the easiest and most environmentally friendly option is just to count on your fingers! To wrap-up, ask yourself, “How can I make this a regular habit?”



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