Count Your Blessings

List the things you're thankful for, and improve positive emotions‍

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We all feel down or blue from time to time, which can make it difficult to appreciate what's going well. For the next two weeks, spend a few minutes at the end of each day writing down five things you're thankful for.

These can be events that occurred during the day, like a stranger letting you go first in line. Or they might be bigger moments of gratitude, like a sibling who's been supportive over many years. You might find that some things appear on the list multiple times — that's okay!


Research has shown that keeping a list of gratitude improves positive emotions, well-being, and sleep in as little as two weeks.