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20 Gratitude Prompts for your Morning Routine

One of the easiest ways to start your Gratitude practice is to have a list of prompts to get you thinking about the moments in life that you can feel grateful for. It’s common to struggle in the beginning on what to include, but the more you practice the more you notice the big, and little things, that happen in your day that you can feel so thankful for.

First up, let’s talk about gratitude. Practicing gratitude is a proven way to have a healthier mind and healthier outlook on life.

Picture a time in your life where you were feeling incredibly negative about something. Perhaps you were going through something extremely tough, or perhaps you were just feeling unhappy with your current life situation. These negative thoughts would crop up continuously in your mind. The more your mind was feeding itself these negative thoughts, the more your mind regurgitated this negative thinking.

It’s simple. Negativity feeds negativity. Positivity feeds positivity.

morning gratitude prompts for daily gratitude practiceWhy a morning routine?

One of the best times to practice gratitude is first thing in the morning. It’s the time in the day where we are most impressionable to our thoughts and our actions. It’s the time to set up your day for positivity and positive thinking. And because we believe in practicing with simplicity, we recommend spending 5 minutes or less on your gratitude practice – so easily slotted into everyone’s morning routine.

But don’t worry if you miss out on that morning routine, you can easily practice on-the-go gratitude. Practice actively feeling present and aware in the moment of what you are feeling grateful for.

Make a mental note of that moment!

To help you achieve your daily gratitude practice we’ve put together a list of 20 gratitude prompts that you can refer to for inspiration.

20 Gratitude Prompts for your Morning Routine

  1. I am thankful for my family because…
  2. I am thankful for my friends because…
  3. I am thankful for myself because…
  4. I will show my family/ friends how grateful I am for them by…
  5. Write down three things that you love about yourself
  6. Write down your favourite physical feature about yourself
  7. Write down your favourite personality trait about yourself
  8. What talents or abilities in yourself are you grateful for
  9. Write down one thing you are really looking forward to today
  10. List the current opportunities in your life that you are grateful for
  11. Write down one reason why your life is already great
  12. Write down your favourite memory of this year so far
  13. Write down three things that will bring you joy today
  14. What one thing can I do today to practice self-care
  15. Write down what you love about where you live
  16. Write down one thing that you love about your current job
  17. List an unexpected joy that happened to you in the past week
  18. Name something in your home that you truly treasure
  19. Look out your window, what outside are you feeling grateful for
  20. At the end of the day I want to feel…

To make it even easier to start, you can save our gratitude prompts document below (just right click on image and press save, simples!). This includes the 20 morning gratitude prompts as well as a space to include your own personal prompts and a reminder to check in during your evening to note how your day went.

We love hearing from our online community and seeing how your practice is going, so do remember to tag us in your social posts @pause.penny on Instagram.

20 Gratitude Prompts for your Morning Routine

And if you want to learn more about why you should be investing time into a daily gratitude practice check out our Introduction to Gratitude article here and follow over on Instagram where we give daily and weekly tips to help you make the most of your practice.

We’re creating a Mindset Movement and we’d love for you to join us!

And don’t forget we have a 50% off sale for all Mindfulness packs until this Sunday, 24th September. Just use code: GRATEFUL50 to avail of offer. Hurry, because this will be the last time we run such a huge sale!

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