Thanksgiving is a great time to be with the people you care about – whether family or friends. We often spend a lot of time focusing on meal preparation, hosting, or traveling to someone else’s home. Many of us have a tradition of giving thanks or offering a blessing. Regardless of whether you have a religious affiliation or not, creating a gratitude ritual can be good for your health and your mental well-being. Gratitude can have many stress-reducing benefits, help us sleep better, strengthen relationships with our partners and increase our patience with our children, among other positive well-being outcomes.
This Thanksgiving, ask those you celebrate with to name three things they are grateful for and challenge them to make a gratitude list at the end of every day (or most days) from that day forward. You’ll be thankful you did!!