How grateful are you? If it's been a while since you've acknowledged the good things in your life, Dr. Robin says it's time to start counting your blessings. "Embrace, right now, the daily practice of being grateful for what you have and who you are," she says. Starting a gratitude journal is one way Dr. Robin says you can start being more grateful. "In the morning or at the end of the day, write down one or two things you are grateful for," she says.
Once you are in the habit of reminding yourself what you are thankful for, Dr. Robin says you will develop a new set of skills to help you in every area of life. "[Gratitude] allows us to reshape the meaning of any situation, so we can choose the perspective from which we view a joy, a sorrow, a disappointment—even success," she says.