Have you ever tried writing in a gratitude journal, or sending a gratitude letter, or simply expressing something you are grateful for each day? Research studies show that gratitude can help to improve depression and overall happiness.
I love journals and have found a lot of peace and healing in writing down my thoughts, feelings, and experiences. A few years ago, I picked up a small journal specifically for writing things I am grateful for and positive affirmations about myself. I began recording 3 things I am grateful for and 3 positive affirmations each day. I noticed a change in myself and in my interactions with others. I felt more optimistic and hopeful. I focused on the good in myself and in the world around me.
As a therapist, I encourage my clients to identify 3 things each day that they are grateful for. Over a period of several weeks, my clients have reported increased positivity in their lives.
When we focus on the things we do want and things that are going well in our lives, our overall outlook improves. Why not give it a try this week? Take a few minutes each day to list what you are grateful for and notice the difference it makes in your life.
If you or someone you know would benefit from short-term support in improving health and wellness in your life or relationships, call us at 801-432-0883 for a free consultation with Tiffany or one of the other therapists in our office at Sage Family Counseling. We are happy to meet with you in person or by phone for a free 15-minute consultation.
Anxiety counseling, couple therapy, premarital counseling, teen & young adult counseling, and co-parenting counseling are all services offered at Sage Family Counseling. Our staff of experienced counselors and therapists are happy to help you find the right service for you.
We will help you find the wisdom you need, support for needed action, and consistency for sustainable change. The pattern of insight, experience, and progress is the Sage path we like to promote.
At Sage Family Counseling, we believe that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Rather than treating symptoms or individuals out of context, we seek to help clients to take a look at their whole selves in connection with the people and experiences that surround them. The therapy term for this is Systems Theory, but what it means is that everything is connected! If you are struggling with relationship concerns, depression or anxiety, or other difficulties, we can work together to improve what is happening in your body through self-care, in your mind through self-awareness, clarity, and insight, and in your relationships through finding custom patterns of connection and progress that really fit and work for you!
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