We all know the old expression “count your blessings.” Taking a few moments each day to think about all of your blessings and practice gratitude is a good way to improve your mood and begin the day on a positive note. That’s why I’ve put together this daily gratitude list with prompts to help you focus on all the things you’re thankful for.
Daily Gratitude List
Keeping a daily gratitude list will put a positive spin on the rest of your day and help you to refocus after a stressful situation. I’ve included a list of printable gratitude prompts and space for keeping your daily gratitude list in this printable that’s perfect for moms.
Keep reading for more daily gratitude prompts and examples, plus ways to practice gratitude for more positive emotions each day.
Keeping a Gratitude List Will Change Your Life
Keeping track of all the things you’re grateful for is an easy task to incorporate into your daily routine. Plus, there are lots of benefits to establishing this simple habit.
Check out some of the awesome ways a gratitude journal can change your life for the better:
Taking a few moments each day to write down the things you’re feeling thankful for will help you to become a more positive person. Seeing all your blessings listed on paper will help you to focus on good things. It’s a great way to give more power to all the positive things in your life rather than devoting energy to negative anxieties like worries and fear.
Couldn’t you just think about all your blessings? Well, yes, but writing down a gratitude list helps you to visually see all the amazing things you are grateful for each day and that’s really empowering.
A gratitude list is a powerful way to make your blessings concrete and real every single day.
Using this printable daily gratitude list will help you to focus on your own personal blessings and feelings of gratitude. Gratitude lists help us to feel grateful for all the positive things in our own lives rather than focusing on what others have.
Keeping a daily gratitude list can help you to avoid comparison. After all, comparison is truly the thief of joy.
Starting the day with a gratitude list is a great way to put a positive spin on your day. However, writing down a gratitude list before bed is a great idea too.
Listing all the things you’re feeling gratitude for before you go to sleep at night can actually help you to get a better night’s sleep. By focusing on your blessings rather than your worries, you’ll be able to fall asleep more easily.
How To Write a Daily Gratitude List
You can write it down as much or as little as you want. It’s an easy habit to begin with lots of benefits for your mental health. Keeping a gratitude list is easy. If you’re feeling thankful, write it down.
How do you start a gratitude list? Begin by choosing a place to keep your list. I like to keep my printable gratitude list beside my coffee pot. Writing down all the things I’m thankful for while I have my coffee is a great morning routine.
Here are some other great ideas for spots to keep your daily gratitude list:
- Bedside table
- Fridge door
Focus on the benefits. Whenever you feel like skipping out on your new habit of practicing gratitude, remember all the fantastic benefits for your mental health. That way you’ll be encouraged to focus on gratitude and make your list even when you don’t feel like it.
Finally, remember to set aside time each day for keeping your gratitude list. You will only need a few minutes for this daily habit, but it’s important to carve out the time to practice gratitude in order to establish this important habit.
Gratitude Journal Prompts
Gratitude Prompts and Daily Gratitude Examples
Beginning with gratitude prompts can help you to establish the habit of keeping a daily gratitude list. It can feel a bit overwhelming staring at a blank page those first few days you’re working to meditate on gratitude.
What Should I Put On My Gratitude List?
To help you get started, use prompts to help you establish the right mindset. I’ve included a list of gratitude prompts with this daily gratitude printable to help you begin.
Here are some favorite gratitude prompts:
- Something I’m thankful for that doesn’t cost money
- Something you take for granted
- One little blessing you received today
- A quality you’re thankful that you have
- Your current favorite music or song
Are you wondering what a completed gratitude list looks like?
Here are some of the entries from my daily gratitude list to give you an idea:
- The sunshine today
- Morning kisses from my kids
- Clean sheets on the bed
- A new season of my favorite TV show
- My kids are smiling
- The front porch swing
- The kids didn’t argue today
Remember, every daily gratitude list will look different. Your list should be as unique and individual as you are. Don’t let your daily gratitude list become another place for comparison. It’s all about you.
More Ways You Can Practice Gratitude
Are you looking for more ways you can practice gratitude in your daily life?
This printable daily gratitude list is a great way to get started, but there are all kinds of ways you can focus on gratitude and increase positivity in your daily life.
Check out my other gratitude activities to help you begin practicing gratitude each day with your whole family:
- The Best Thankful Tree for Practicing Gratitude
- Gratitude Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults
- 4 Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude Every Day
These fun activities and tips for practicing gratitude will make it easy to focus on your blessings each day. There are so many simple ways to teach your children all about gratitude and model a grateful attitude each day.
There are so many good things in life that we can be thankful for.
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This printable daily gratitude list can help you get started. Share your favorite ways to express gratitude each day in the comments. I can’t wait to read about what you are grateful for today!