Gratitude is about being thankful for what you have. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about what you want and what you don’t have. And in doing so, it’s easy to miss the things that already bring you joy and fulfillment. Research has shown that writing down 5 things a day for which you’re grateful can positively impact your upcoming day, week, and your perception of your life as a whole. It can also help improve your health and likelihood to do other things that benefit your wellness such as exercising.
Appreciation is an important practice for noticing and acknowledging gratitude. One of the main practices of Onwardly is noticing and acknowledging gratitude by adding Moments. You can add Moments during Morning and Evening check-ins or anytime throughout the day. It can be especially helpful to acknowledge a Moment in real time so you don’t forget and to get a little boost of energy.
Today, try to notice an appreciation in real time, adding an Appreciation Moment in Onwardly.
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