Why You Need A Gratitude Jar
We can easily get so caught up in our goals, dreams and desires that we forget to appreciate the blessings that we already have around us. While it’s essential to have aspirations, it’s equally important to take the time to be grateful for what we currently have. This is why a gratitude jar may be what you need to bring happiness and more bounty into your life!
A gratitude jar is simply an empty container that you fill up with the things in your life that you are grateful for. An example would be writing down: “I am grateful for my family” and placing this in the jar. You will want to do this daily for the best results! This will keep you on a positive trajectory and by the end of the year you’ll be able to look back on all the wonderful things that have happened in your life. As Steve Harvey once said, “it is impossible to be unhappy and grateful at the same time, so let the gratitude and happiness flow.”
TIPS TO CREATE YOUR JAR
- Your jar doesn’t have to be anything extraordinary. In fact, it can be any container, even a tissue box. Further, you can even do a digital gratitude jar.
- Have it in a place where you see it first thing in the morning or every day. Good locations are by your toothbrush or near your front door.
- Set a reminder on your phone to write something for your jar so that you don’t forget. You can use notes in your phone to keep your digital gratitude jar.
- Keep it simple so you can keep it consistent. You may write out, “I am grateful for my job” or just write “job”.
- If you are big on aesthetics, have some fun and make it fancy with ribbons, stickers, or whatever brings you joy.
- Keep a writing utensil and paper next to the jar so there are no excuses for not filing it.
- Don’t overthink it. You can be grateful for the cookies you ate today, the car in the garage or the shoes on your feet.
- Always remember that it’s the little things that add up and reward us with a full heart.
More more tips on making a gratitude jar, visit: https://www.therisingspoon.com/2019/11/diy-gratitude-jar.html