Start the Year on a Grateful Note
One of the best ways to reduce stress and experience a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment is to
practice focusing on what you have (as opposed to what you don't have). Regularly practicing a
gratitude ritual with your child is a wonderful way to bond and boost your mood. Below are a few ideas
for getting started:
Create mini gratitude breaks. For example, take a moment to express gratitude for the meal you're about to eat. Before getting out of bed in the morning and going to sleep at night, jot down a few things for which you're grateful.
Get a gratitude journal going. This is a great exercise to do with kids, whether you write things down for younger children or sit down together and each write in your own journal.