Why You Should Start A Gratitude Practice For The New Year

Make this year the best one yet by spending time in gratitude every day. I promise, it will be the best New Year's resolution you ever make. 

There are several ways to practice gratitude - I’ve included a few of my favorites here. For best results, I suggest doing any one of these practices for thirty days, then continuing longer if you feel inspired.

To me, thirty days is the magic number because it’s the perfect amount of time to turn it from being a practice into a permanent habit...

 

When Gratitude Works, And When It Doesn't

Let’s talk about magical thinking for a second, because I think it’s an easy mind-trap to fall into when it comes to practicing gratitude.

When you go into your gratitude practice with the expectation everything is going to change overnight or something specific is going to happen like getting a new job, it’s magical thinking.

And that isn’t what the focus of your gratitude practice should be…