Studies from Harvard Health Publishing have shown that being thankful can help people feel more positive, relish good experiences, improve their health and build strong relationships with others. It’s no secret that our children demonstrate a more positive attitude when practicing thankfulness with their teachers. That’s why, we put together these 5 tips on how to stay grateful on a regular basis:
Appreciate the little things in life:
Your life is already filled with friends and family who love and care about you. Forget about the material things you don’t have and instead appreciate every single relationship you have and each positive interactive you encounter each day. It doesn’t matter how big or small these things are.
Keep a gratitude journal:
Jot down all your positive thoughts. Take 5 minutes every night to think about one thing you are thankful for and write it in your gratitude journal. At the end of the week you’ll realize that the positives outweigh any negatives.
Say ‘Thank you’:
Sometimes we forget to be thankful for the people that are the closest to us. We assume they already know how much we appreciate them. Tell you dad, mom or siblings how thankful you are for them to show them your gratitude.
Create a workout routine:
Did you know that regular exercise can help clear your mind and reduce stress? That’s right! Working out not only helps improve your physical health, but will also support your mental wellbeing. Add exercising to your weekly routine and see for yourself!
Volunteer with one of our Casa partners:
We know it can be difficult to volunteer for the causes your care about — especially during these unprecedented times, but don’t let this pandemic prevent you from doing something AMAZING for your community. Giving your time to others can improve your mental and physical health. Here are just a few ways to help kids and families all over the world: sew face masks to provide to children in your neighborhood, deliver meals to local kids and families in need, or consider making a donation to Herbalife Nutrition Foundation to help provide proper nutrition to children across the globe.