Benefits of habit “Write a thank you note”

✓ Improves current relationship
✓ Gives closure if relationship ended
✓ Improves mood due to getting things off the chest
✓ Reduces feelings of fear due to feeling ungrateful

First step:

1 thank you note per week


1. This week, write 1 thank you note to someone. It can be a relative or a friend who has passed on and you didn’t get to thank them, or someone you haven’t talked to for a while.
2. Keep writing 1 thank you note per week until you do so every week or until you run out of people to thank to.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

1. Same time is key. Make Sunday evenings your gratitude time when you set yourself a time to write those thank you notes and always do it at the same time, if you can.
2. Trigger your mind. Keep the notebook you’re using for writing these letters somewhere visible, so you would have a constant reminder present.
3.Let the app help. Put it down as a reminder to ring when it’s time for another thank you note.
4. Reward yourself. Once you’ve spent a month writing thank you notes every week, reward yourself by reading through your notes and enjoying the gratitude you feel. Enjoy the new habit and feel grateful more often.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Dedicate a notebook. And make it a special one. Use it similarly like you would use a journal and keep it up whenever you feel grateful to someone.
✓ Share the gratitude. Every once in a while, if it’s a person you can reach out to, write them an email or a letter even and let them know you want to thank them. This way, you will make someone’s day for sure.