We have been engaged in social distancing for a few weeks now. The CDC, federal and local governments have put out guidance on how to protect ourselves and others, such as frequent hand washing, maintaining a 6 foot distance between ourselves and others, and limiting the size of groups. Other organizations, such as ours, are focused on mental health and well-being. One of the best ways to maintain mental health during this time of social distancing is to practice gratitude. Maintaining a positive attitude, being grateful and looking for the good in a situation have all been proven to alter the brains chemistry in a way that protects our minds and promotes good health.
Below you will find a link to a gratitude journal that was originally created for our peer to peer program, but we have taken it out of the program and are offering it to you.
It’s quite simple, click on the link, print all or part of the journal and for 5 minutes each day focus on all of the people in your life, special events and occasions and other things for which you are grateful and write them down. Then at the end of the week review all of the things you have written. You may be amazed at all of the things you have to be grateful for.
Our gratitude journal is intended to be printed on both side of a sheet of paper, but you can print is however you chose. If you can’t print one and would like one, contact us and we will send one to you.
Give it a try and let us know what you think.