30 Day Challenge: 30 Days of Gratitude

Last month, I focused on creating a better evening routine. And I’m getting a little better at it. It’s definitely a work in progress. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this month’s challenge is to focus on gratitude.

According to Psychology Today, there are a number of proven psychological benefits of gratitude such as improving physical and psychological health, sleeping better, enhancing empathy, reducing aggression, improving self-esteem, and increasing mental strength. (Yes, please!)

30 Days of Showing Gratitude

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I came up with a few strategies I’ll use to foster gratitude this month. I hope you’ll join in!

1. Email, call, or text someone to tell them how much you appreciate them.

2. Write a nice handwritten note for someone.

3. Surprise a colleague with coffee and a croissant on your way to work.

4. Send “just because” flowers or a “just because” Drybar certificate to someone.

5. Start a gratitude journal and write three things you’re grateful for every day.

6. Don’t just say “thank you” or “I love you” go one step further by saying why.

7. Clean out your closet and donate clothes.

8. Spend time volunteering. (I enjoy going to With God’s Love We Deliver or the JCC!)

9. Go to a soup kitchen or donate food so other people can enjoy a warm Thanksgiving meal.

10. When you’re home for the holidays, clean your childhood room and donate kids clothes, games, and toys.

What are some of your favorite ways to show gratitude? I’ll add them to my to-do list!

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8 Responses to 30 Day Challenge: 30 Days of Gratitude

  1. I agree this is the perfect time to start focusing on gratitude! I like to do “just because” surprises all year long. My favorite way to express gratitude for those I love however is to say it and show it!! Many people don’t wear their hearts on their sleeves but I’m proud to say I do. If I love you, you know it! Life is too short not to say it. Xx

  2. I love this, I feel like gratitude is so hard to come by nowadays!
    xo, Hannah
    hannahwithacamera.com

  3. Krisitn says:

    This sounds like an incredible challenge!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  4. Southern & Style says:

    This is such a grand idea! I love the one about surprising your co-worker with breakfast one morning. My favorite way of expressing my gratitude is buying the person behind me in line somewhere their order, whether it be coffee at Starbuck’s or their lunch at Chick-Fil-A…it always makes me so happy!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  5. Ruya says:

    Love this post – I’ve always wanted to start a gratitude journal and this inspired me to!

    -Ruya
    sweetshortandstylish.com

  6. Teresa says:

    What a great challenge! I have wanted to find more ways to show gratitude, and this is perfect.

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