Friday Fix: Gratitude Practices That Will Make You Happier

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 216

Sometimes, practicing gratitude can feel a little bit like a chore. Writing thank you notes or telling your family what you’re thankful for over the dinner table might not conjure up true gratitude after a while.

But there are gratitude practices that can help you feel thankful every day. And that can have huge benefits for your health, your relationships, and your happiness level.

One of the best ways to practice gratitude involves being thankful for the people in your life rather than the things that you have. 

After all, it’s easy to take people for granted. And it’s tempting sometimes to only see the things that people do that annoy us, frustrate us, and disappoint us.

But, it’s important not to overlook all the reasons why we can appreciate the people in our lives–including the people we sometimes find difficult.

In this episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I share five ways you can experience and express true gratitude in your life

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.