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How practising gratitude can bring you joy
Wednesday, 24 March · 1 min read

When was the last time you thought about the things you’re grateful for?

Life can be overwhelming sometimes and it’s all too easy to let the bad overshadow the good. If you often find yourself focusing on the negative, you may benefit from practising gratitude on a regular basis.

Simply put, practising gratitude is making a deliberate effort to recognise the good things in your life that you’re thankful for, however big or small.

Practise gratitude more regularly with a gratitude jar.

All you need is an empty jar, scraps of paper and a pen. Whenever something good happens or you remember a happy time or memory that you’re thankful for, write it down and pop it in the jar.

Not only is this a great way to record moments of gratitude, but whenever you feel down, you can dip into the jar for a little dose of joy.

If you prefer to keep things digital, try jotting down the things you’re grateful for in the Healthily app. Once you've downloaded the app, tap the + at the bottom of the screen, tap ‘Add Note’, and start typing.

Quick Quiz
Practising gratitude can help you build stronger relationships. True or false?
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