Did you know just how important it is to show gratitude for what you have or are provided with? If you are blessed with the perfect family, a good job or an ideal one that you’ve always wanted to do, stable finances with some money tucked away for a rainy day or a healthy life, you should be grateful. Even being grateful for the little things in your life can make a real difference to your mental wellbeing, provide an improvement in mood and optimism, as well as motivate you to seek more improvements in your life and for those around you.
Keep reading if you want to know more about the science behind gratitude and how it can benefit you, your mental health, physical health and recovery from substances with our top 10 tips.
As we are going about our day, doing the things we need to do, we can often be in such a hurry or be distracted by our phones, music, gaming or others, and forget to appreciate the smaller things that we have in our lives. It’s important we remember how far we’ve come and grateful for the things we have, no matter how big or small they may be. Creating a gratitude list is also a good idea to remind yourself of all the positive things you have in your life. Find out all you need to know about appreciation and gratitude lists in this article!
In recovery, we get a second chance to rebuild our lives and become whatever we want to be and do whatever we want to do. We can’t go back and change the past, but we can change our future!
To keep us focused on what we have got and not on the things we’ve lost due to our addiction, try using a gratitude list! Find a link to our gratitude list article inside as well as some other tricks and tips you can try and include in your recovery!
Gratitude can be defined as “a feeling of thankfulness for a benefit that an individual has received”. In our article, we guide you through what a gratitude list is, what they could contain, ways of creating your own and explain all of the positive ways that using a gratitude list will have in your life. This is one not to be missed!