Expressions of gratitude
Throughout the process of taking The Little Wellness Co. from dream to reality, I have been overwhelmed with the love, support and kindness of those around me. It has definitely been a team effort and I am sure that many of those involved in making this happen probably have no idea how integral they have been to the process.
So, I want to use my first blog post as an opportunity to thank my incredible husband, friends, family, work colleagues, business owners in the Perth wellness community and the talented Melissa Soraya and Aimee Claire Photography.
Add a little gratitude into your everyday
Gratitude has been described as "the feeling of thankfulness" or the "acknowledgement of goodness in ones life".
By practicing gratitude you can increase your happiness, connections with those around you and improve your health and wellbeing. Scientific studies have found that those who practice gratitude have higher levels of emotional wellbeing and physical health than those who don't (Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough).
To experience more gratitude in your life you could try:
- Keeping a gratitude journal - write 1-3 things each night that have inspired you, brought you happiness or contentment. These can be small things like the listening to your favourite music or getting to work safely;
- Speaking three things of gratitude before bed - I usually do this with my husband before we go to bed. It is a great way to, not only practice your own gratitude, but also connect with your partner about their day; or
- A random act of kindness - once a week consider emailing, smsing or calling someone and thanking them for something that they have done for which you are thankful for. It doesn't have to be big, they may have simply been doing what they consider to be their everyday job. Never underestimate the impact this can have on someone's day or life.