BY JENNA BLUMENFELD
This month, you’ll likely give thanks over a bountiful
Thanksgiving table. But gratitude needn’t come just
once a year. In fact, studies suggest that being
grateful often improves overall well-being, fosters
a positive outlook, and may even encourage exercise
and self-care. Use these ideas to practice gratitude.
Every. Single. Day.
Write down three things you're grateful
for that day before falling asleep.
Compliment a colleague on her work
Give thanks for the present moment by
pouring a cup of tea; then savor its smell
and taste and the warmth of the mug.
Cook a meal for a friend, family member
or partner whom you love.
Snuggle your cat or dog (or volunteer at
the animal shelter once per week if you
don’t want to own a pet).
Give thanks to the earth by recycling and
by composting your cooking scraps.
Call your mom—often!