Monday, October 13, 2008

Exercise of the Week: Counting Blessings

This week, instead of calculating your losses—monetary or otherwise—I invite you to count your blessings. Literally.

Try doing one (or both) of the following:
  • List 25 things for which you are grateful.
  • Start a gratitude journal.
Sound airy-fairy? Numerous academic studies have documented the benefits of cultivating gratitude in your daily life, not only in terms of psychological well-being but also goal attainment.

Click here to read the findings of one such study: The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness.


  1. Good idea. I'm going to work on my list this week while traveling. :)

  2. Anonymous9:45 AM

    That is a great idea - and even better to do it while traveling! Counting blessings really does make me feel so good.

  3. Guess we need excercise of all kinds, huh? (-: Acutally, I'm big on this exercise. I probably do it in small doses many times a day.


  4. I have a grateful journal and it really works!! Though I must confess I have not written in it lately... thanks for the gentle reminder to start it up again.