Nord Anglia Education
Country Day School
11 November, 2022

Counselor's Corner 11.11.2022 Update

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The Benefits of Gratitude and How to Get Started

The practice of gratitude offers many benefits to your mental health and wellbeing. Being grateful simply means expressing our gratitude for the positive things in life. We express thanks and appreciation for simply things like the sunset or more serious things like recovering from an illness. 

There are many ways to practice gratitude, some of them include but are not limited to: 

  • Journaling 

  • Telling someone you are grateful for them or something they did 

  • Paying attention to the little things in life, like birds and flowers 

  • Doing a kind action for someone that we appreciate 

  • Using prayer as a form of thanks 

  • Meditation to express gratitude 

So, how can we get started practicing gratitude? 

These are some useful exercises you can begin to put into practice and integrate in your daily routine: 

  • Gratitude Mapping 

  • Gratitude Journaling 

  • Gratitude Jars 

  • Volunteering 

Some of the benefits of practicing gratitude can be both mental and physical. You can boost your immune system, increase your optimism and improve your relationships if you get into the habit of being grateful. 

Let’s get into the habit of being grateful, 

Ms. Urrutia 
Middle School Counselor

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