Why grateful people are happy people

Why grateful people are happy people

Danger! Danger!

With Thanksgiving behind us and after finishing up a 30-day gratitude challenge in my Facebook community, it’s all too easy to take a break from practicing gratitude.

But hold on, babycakes! You’ve gotten so far… why give up now?

To help you keep up with your new gratitude habit and give you a boost of motivation to stick with it, I'm walking you through why grateful people are happy people over on the Embracing the Unexpected blog.

In this guest post I’m sharing advice and action steps for starting and keeping up with a life-changing, sustainable gratitude practice.

Here's a sneak peek of the action tips I'm covering:

  1. Different ways to practice gratitude: choose one that works for you
  2. Stop taking things for granted
  3. Go deeper

15 inspiring blog posts about practicing gratitude I’m loving right now

15 inspiring blog posts about practicing gratitude I’m loving right now

Hi friends! Last week I shared a round up of 5 of the The Gratefulist’s most popular blog posts, chock-full of gratitude tips to help you start a life-changing, sustainable gratitude practice.

This week, I decided to pay it forward. Over here at The Gratefulist, we believe in community and connection. There’s an entire community out there, doing the.bomb.dot.com work in promoting the powers of gratitude, that I’m excited to support.

So, without further adieu, here are 15 blog posts about gratitude that I’m loving right now. Let’s do this.

Our 5 most popular posts chock-full of gratitude tips (a must-read for anyone wanting to start a gratitude practice!)

Our 5 most popular posts chock-full of gratitude tips (a must-read for anyone wanting to start a gratitude practice!)

As of today, there are over 85 posts in The Gratefulist’s archives. Uhm... whoa!

As much as I’ve worked on making this website easy to navigate and to find old posts, it still means that there are a bazillion (y’know, more or less) ;) posts that no one ever sees.

To help, I compiled a super specific list of 5 of the most popular posts I’ve ever written about gratitude - full of tips, advice, and action steps for starting (and keeping up with) a gratitude practice. Woop woop!

I so hope they’re helpful for you and that there are posts in here that you’ve never seen before.

Enjoy, peeps!

Is gratitude keeping me from fulfilling my ambitions?

Is gratitude keeping me from fulfilling my ambitions?

Hey friend! After starting a Q&A section on the blog in last week’s post, I’m back this week with a new Q and a new A.

When it comes to practicing gratitude, there’s a big myth out there. A lot of people think that gratitude and ambition are polar opposites, which is simply not true.

That’s why I was so happy that Jen, who’s part of our #perfectionistproblems community, reached out to me.

This is Jen’s question:

Something I’ve been exploring recently is the tension between practicing gratitude for what we already have while also striving for more in my work and life. If I'm always grateful for what I have, how will I ever achieve anything new?

Let’s cha-cha on over to the A, shall we? :)

P.S. If you have a question about practicing gratitude, dealing with perfectionism, my story and my personal history with perfectionism and gratitude, a behind-the-scenes look at how I run The Gratefulist, or any topic related to personal growth, feel free to leave a comment, use the contact form, or shoot me a DM on Instagram.

P.S.2 Don’t forget to scroll all the way down for access to The Gratitude Toolbox!

What does gratitude feel like exactly?

What does gratitude feel like exactly?

Hello peeps! I’m trying out something new on the blog. Recently, I received an email from Michelle, who’s part of our #perfectionistproblems community, asking me a question about gratitude.

As I was typing my response to Michelle, I figured that you might benefit from my answer as well. And what better way to share this nugget of wisdom (*cough cough*) than on the blog? ;)

So, today marks the start of a new Q&A category on The Gratefulist blog. If you have a question about practicing gratitude, dealing with perfectionism, my story and my personal history with perfectionism and gratitude, a behind-the-scenes look at how I run The Gratefulist, or any topic related to personal growth, feel free to leave a comment, use the contact form, or shoot me a DM on Instagram.

Anyhoo….

Here’s Michelle’s Q:

I've been thinking about gratitude because so many people say that it is instrumental in their happiness. What does gratitude feel like exactly? It doesn't come easily for me.

Now let’s get to the A.

Psst…. don’t forget to scroll all the way down to get access to The Gratitude Toolbox!