Drive to Thrive: Gratitude Jars
Benefits Of A Gratitude Jar Heading link
Prepared by UIC Sociology 490 Interns
Creating a More Positive Memory Recall
-By writing on each individual slip of paper what one is grateful for or what one loves, it is reinforcing a mindset of positivity. This task introduces a change of personality and to become more optimistic.
Strengthens Positive Emotions
-When reflecting on what one is writing, it opens up one’s feeling of being vulnerable. This also creates a chance for one to feel empathy to others emotions as well
Reduces The Feeling of Envy
Focusing on what one is grateful for instead of what one may not have reduces any feelings of anger, jealousy, or sadness one might have towards someone else. It contributes to increasing one’s self-esteem.