Human Female Hands Showing A Heart Shape Isolated On A Pink Colo

We all have a story, a story that you look back on with Gratitude – Appreciation – Love.

The times when you have said, “man if that person was not there, I don’t know where I would be right now“.

Or when you are feeling super low and a day at the beach turns it all around.

A family member or friend laughs at your joke, and you all laugh so hard that tears run down your face.

What are your Gratitude Stories?

During the next 30 daystake 5 minutes at the beginning or end of your day to write down (yes paper and pen) what you are grateful for using these 4 questions:

  • Grateful about Yourself? (ex., helpful, fun, loving, focused) 
  • Grateful about a Loved One? (ex., smile, caring, knowing)
  • Grateful about Someone that Irritates You – or Bothers You? (ex., nagging family member, debating friend)
  • Grateful about Someone that is Neutral to You? (ex., landlord, cashier, neighbour)

And Notice what comes up for you during the practice and where you struggle to find examples (Self is always hard at the beginning). 

Once you have them all written down, I encourage you to notice your body and breathing.  

Get curious, where there is tension/pain/sensation in your body and place your hands on that part of the body.

And breathe, take 3-5 deep breaths (in through the nose for 4 – hold for at least 5 (7 is better) – exhale for 8) and just notice your body after breathing.

If you are interested in bringing your experiences to session, please do and we can continue to build from there!

The Science of Gratitude & How to Build a Gratitude Practice 

Dr. Andrew Huberman