Cultivate a Grateful Mindset with Calm’s Gratitude Check-in — Calm Blog
Develop a daily gratitude practice by writing down three things you’re grateful for: everything from the bigger things that are easier to notice, to the small day to day things we often overlook.
Start today with Calm’s Gratitude Check-in. Taking time to contemplate and record what you’re thankful for is powerful. Research has shown that translating our ideas into written language helps organize them and deepen their resonance.
Many studies have shown that gratitude journaling also has physiological benefits. One in particular from U.C. San Diego, showed that just 5 minutes a day of gratitude journaling for an 8-week period reduced the risk of heart failure among at-risk patients. As Meredith Pung, the co-author of the study, puts it: “Grateful contemplation gives the heart a physiological break. While you’re gratitude journaling, the parasympathetic activity is putting the breaks on, and slowing down the heart rate.”