Why is Cultivating Gratitude Important?

Have you been hearing a lot about gratitude and gratitude journals lately? It’s the latest buzzword when people talk about emotional well-being and mental health. Well, it’s not just a buzzword, Positive Psychology Research shows practicing gratitude is the most powerful method of increasing one’s happiness.

It has been proven that raising children with an attitude of gratitude can create lifelong happiness and emotional stability and it’s important to begin these practices right from an early age, so it becomes a part of your child’s personality.

Children often feel entitled and are used to getting everything they want without caring about where or how it comes from. 

Even as adults, there are things that we all take for granted. Whether it’s the food that we eat, the house that we live in, the family that cares for us, the clothes or things that we own, it’s always there for us. Most of the times we don’t realize that there are many people in the world without these.

How does Gratitude help us lead a better life?

Increases Positivity

People who are grateful will see the world in a more positive way and they will be able to overcome stress and deal with difficult situations better than the people who have a negative outlook towards anything that happens to them.  

Gratitude Makes us Healthier and Happier

Gratitude strengthens our positive emotions, makes us feel good thereby reducing stress and helps us sleep better. 

Improves Relationships

A person who appreciates the good things in others rather than criticizing is someone whom everyone loves to be around with. Be it friends, or family or a co-worker, gratitude improves our relationships.

Gratitude makes us less self-centered 

How to Cultivate Gratitude?

Practicing gratitude is a skill that can be acquired by simply writing down the things you are grateful for every day. Research says this simple habit can make you 25% more grateful than you already are, improve your happiness and transform your life.

My Little Big Day & Gratitude

“What are you grateful for?”

My Little Big Day journal starts with this question every day to help the child start reflecting on his/her day with positivity. It teaches them that no matter how good or bad their day was, there are always things to be grateful for. It gives them a reason to be happy each day and be reminded that they have a good life. Writing to this gratitude prompt daily will make them start appreciating the things around them and help them grow up to become a more grateful person.