start monday with gratitude

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“You're never going to feel bad about your whole life if you loved people and you were curious.” ~ Hank Green, vlogger, science communicator, entrepreneur, author, internet producer, and musician.

I think we can conclude that the list of descriptive titles after Hank Green's name gives the impression that he's curious about a lot in life and has his fingers in a lot of pies. Whilst it's not necessary to have your fingers in a lot of pies, it is good to always remain curious, to always ask questions, to always seek understanding and knowledge.

And that's exactly what this section is about. It's about understanding gratitude and the benefit of creating a gratitude practice... and anything that may be of interest within the subject of gratitude. "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein.

All the articles and blogposts I create throughout this coming year of gratitude shall be shared as they're written in our weekly email. And the collection shall also be shared on this page too.

why create a gratitude habit?

Can gratitude benefit your life when it becomes a habit and part of your routine?

In what ways and on what levels can a daily graittude practice benefit you?

gratitude and your mental well-being

Can, and does, gratitude positively change and impact a person's mental well-being? What research has been done in relation to the impact of gratitude of your mental health? Can something as simple as gratitude really have a profound and positive effect on our mental well-being?

three phases to create a habit

Did you know that every habit that you create, including the habit of gratitude, goes through 3 distinct and necessary phases to become successful? What are those 3 phases? And how can you recognise which one you're experiencing?

how long does it take for gratitude to become a habit?

We've all seen the claims that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Even some famous self-help gurus have been known to quote this 'fact'. But is it fact? And if it is fact, where did it come from and who discovered it.

how to make a habit of gratitude

Is gratitude a habit?

Why should you view your gratitude practice in the same way as you would view creating a new habit?

7 myths about gratitude

The concept of gratitude is no longer new, it's been around for quite some time already. And, now that you've been practising gratitude yourself for a while, you may think you know a thing or two about it. However, is everything you know about gratitude fact or have you, and I'm not ammuned to this either, fallen into the trap of believing some of the many myths surrounding this beautiful practice?

Let's take a little time to explore (and debunk) some of the most common myths surrounding gratitude.

why is gratitude so hard?

If you struggle with expressing gratitude, take comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone.

There are numerous reasons why gratitude may seem so hard, and in this article we'll explore a few of them.

5 unexpected benefits of gratitude

From reducing mental stress to better sleep, from coping better with adversity to creating a sense of humility, there are a number of well-versed, commonly touted and important benefits attributed to creating a habit of gratitude.

However, what about some unexpected, lesser-considered benefits? Wouldn't it be fun to explore them also?

is gratitude the key to happiness?

Have you ever met someone who's in pursuit of happiness? Indeed, perhaps that person is you.

How happy does that person tend to be?

3 levels of gratitude

For me, gratitude has always meant so much more than merely saying "thank you". Sure "thank you" is important, it sets the tone and lays the structural foundation.

However, for one to feel and experience true gratitude, it has to go beyond that initial step and level.

being grateful when life is challenging

It's easy to practice gratitude when life is good, when things are ticking along nicely, and everything seems to be flowing.

However, what about when life's knocking you down a peg or two or constantly filling your path with obstacles and challenges?

How can you be grateful life life is challenging and does it really make a difference?