Practicing gratitude can help you deal with stress and increase feelings of well-being. The Attitude of Gratitude Challenge is a three-week program that encourages reflection, expression, and mindfulness to boost positive feelings and well-being. Participants will complete tasks and check-ins designed to heighten awareness and enjoyment of the goodness in their lives.
Faculty and staff are invited to take the Attitude of Gratitude Challenge. Participants who complete tasks and check-ins on time will be entered to win one of our gratitude gift baskets!
Challenge runs October 30-November 17
Registration is now closed.
The Attitude of Gratitude Challenge will focus on starting a gratitude journal, expressing gratitude to others and practicing gratitude through mindful eating. There will also be a bonus challenge to create a gratitude jar, wheel, collage, box, etc. Click on each of the images below to learn more.
- A three-week challenge designed to help you learn simple ways to add gratitude and feelings of thankfulness into your daily life.
- Each Monday, participants will receive a challenge (action item) email
- Week #1 challenge: start a gratitude journal
- Week #2 challenge: expressing gratitude to others and continuing your gratitude journal
- Week #3 challenge: practicing gratitude through mindful eating and continuing your gratitude journal
- Each Thursday, participants will receive a check-in notification email (check-in will be a brief online form)
- Each Friday, participants check-ins are due by 5p.m.
- Participants who complete each challenge and check-in by the deadlines will be entered to win one of the gratitude baskets.
- BONUS: create a gratitude wheel, box, jar, or collage and send us a picture of your gratitude creation and receive a surprise gratitude gift!
|Week #||Dates||Receive challenge email||Receive check-in email||Check-in deadline|
|1||October 30-November 3||October 30||November 2||November 3|
|2||November 6- 10||November 6||November 9||November 10|
|3||November 13-17||November 13||November 16||November 17|
Why is practicing gratitude important?
The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems.
Research shows that feeling thankful helps us deal with daily problems and stress. Those who practice gratitude get many benefits, including:
- Stronger immune systems
- Lower blood pressure
- More positive emotions such as joy, compassion, and optimism
- Fewer negative emotions such as envy, loneliness, and regret
- Better sleep
- More energy
The gratitude journey
Don’t let your attitude of gratitude end after this challenge. Take on this challenge anytime you are feeling out of alignment with yourself. The results are so powerful in shifting your perception, your mood, and your overall well-being.
World Kindness Day is November 13, 2017