Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation. It’s being thankful for all that you have, all that you are and can be. While it’s traditional in the US to reflect on what’s good in your life around the Thanksgiving holiday, consistently expressing gratitude promotes a greater sense of well- being.

Want to grow your gratitude? To reap the best brain benefits, daily practice is recommended. Here are a few ways to get started:

  1. Send a thank you note to a friend, parent, or teacher. Add it to your GCal to remind yourself to send one monthly!
  2. Jot down three things you are grateful for in a journal or note on your phone each night before going to sleep.
  3. Meditate with an app such as Calm or Headspace to reflect on what is good in your life.
  4. There’s no better way to show gratitude than to pay it forward. Visit the Service and Justice Programs office in Olin 005 to learn how to get involved!