I think we would all collectively agree with the idea that showing or expressing gratitude is important—and that establishing a regular gratitude practice might be good for you. What you may be less familiar with is the impressive body of research showing that acknowledging gratitude has been associated with many improvements in mental health and an overall strong well-being.
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The benefits of having a gratitude practice include opening the door to more relationships, improving both physical and mental health, enhancing empathy and decreasing anxiety, improving your sleep and self-esteem and many other positive outcomes.
Knowing that it can be challenging to begin a new habit, I'm sharing one easy and fun way during this season of Thanksgiving that you, your family and/or friends could start today—and that is by using a gratitude jar.
a DIY gratitude jar is easy to make
You'll need just a handful of supplies to make a gratitude jar. Below is a list of supplies that I used:
Gold spray paint
Craft paper + marker/pen
After spray painting the Ball® jar lids gold, I cut some fall-themed craft paper into strips and my gratitude jar was ready to go! I used the Ball® Wide Mouth Quart Jar to hold the slips of paper that you write your gratitude note on and the Ball® Collection Elite 16 oz. Jar + lid is to hold the unused strips and marker/pen.