We’re now in the season of thanksgiving—and as such, it’s important to remember that gratitude is more than those few little words you say around the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day. Gratitude is a daily practice. Gratitude is a way of life. And for those who are in the thick of wedding planning, we recommend active gratitude.
Why Practice Gratitude?
Why? Simply put, wedding planning is challenging. It can be filled with joy, but there are also days when it feels stressful and hectic. Gratitude is how you keep your head on straight. It provides you with the optimism you need to tackle challenges, and it gives you a sense of being grounded and calm. As an all-natural mood-booster and energy-giver, active gratitude just can’t be beat.
But how do you turn gratitude into a daily practice? One of the best ways is to keep a gratitude journal. It doesn’t have to be anything eloquent, elaborate, or fancy, and you don’t ever have to share your gratitude journal with anyone else. Just devote a few minutes daily—either at the start of your day or just before bedtime—to jot down a few things you’re thankful for.
These could be anything—things about your spouse-to-be; things about your family; or something as ephemeral as a new song you discovered, or a good meal you had that day. You can also think big-picture—your health, the natural world, spirituality, etc.
Carry it Through Marriage
You may find the process to be so beneficial—so therapeutic—that you continue it into marriage, perhaps even getting your spouse to practice gratitude journaling with you. Certainly, it’s something we recommend for anyone who’s feeling even a little bit jittery or blue about their daily grind.
We’re in the season of thanks—and Mosteller Events recommends you incorporate that into your wedding planning. To learn more about how we can assist with your wedding plans, reach out to Mosteller Events directly!