For those of you who have joined me for the 30-day Gratitude Practice, you would have recognised that we started each day with an answer to the question why practise gratitude? In particular, why practise gratitude when we are facing adversity? If we find our own personal answer to this question, it can give meaning and purpose to our gratitude practice, and help us to keep going with it even when we find it difficult to do so.
Through decades of research on gratitude and my personal experience, I have found at least thirty answers as to why gratitude helps us in adversity. The power of gratitude at these times is magnificent. I will continue to explore why and how in my future blogs.
From the feedback I have received during this period, it has been interesting how people strongly resonate with a certain aspect of why gratitude is important to them. Some have wanted to practise gratitude because it helps them sleep better or feel calmer. Some want to practise gratitude because it helps them solve problems. For others, gratitude helps them to feel valued or reveals their interdependence and builds connection.
I have listed the thirty reasons why gratitude can help us in difficult times, to help you continue to reflect on and practise gratitude across the different aspects of your life.
For those of you who are new to this initiative, an important first step is to start with your why. You can follow me on Instagram to gain access to the associated gratitude practices.
I wish you all the best in deepening your reflection on why gratitude is important to you when facing adversity.