Updated on:

December 21, 2022

It’s no secret that gratitude benefits our bodies, our minds, and our relationships. Gratitude is at the heart of many wisdom traditions and religions all over the world, but it is not reserved for those of a particular faith. The positive effects of gratitude are recently being studied and embraced by the fields of neuroscience and psychology. 

Our varied mindfulness-based worksheets are designed to help you discover and build a gratitude practice that is wholesome and suited to your interests. Whether you choose to journal, craft, or make a list, each worksheet will start you off with a mindful check-in. We created these to help you increase awareness of your feelings, thoughts, and body throughout your day. 

Let these worksheets be a stepping stone in creating a consistent gratitude practice for the flourishing of your heart, mind, and body.

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Gratitude Exercises Worksheets

It is human nature to become absorbed in our challenges and schedules. It can take some prompting to lift our limited gaze into the bigger picture of life. A gratitude journal is a wonderful way to reflect on the gifts life gives to us. Set aside time each day to think about what you are thankful for, big or small. This Monday through Friday gratitude journal worksheet is here to help you build a daily practice!

Practicing gratitude is known to have positive effects on our mental and physical health. You can easily improve your self-esteem, relationships, and memory by being thankful. This gratitude journal was made for those of you who like to create your own schedule. All you have to do is set aside two times in the week to describe what you’re grateful for in detail.

Human relationships are full of nuances and gray areas. Often, when we believe we know someone, we take for granted all of the features that make them so individual. Just like you, your loved ones are varied, changing, and flowing through new feelings and moments. This gratitude letter encourages us to look at those we care about with fresh eyes and appreciation through the gift of writing.

You may already have many gratitude practices in place without knowing it! Being aware of the many ways you already say “thank you” is guaranteed to encourage your mind to build a tendency towards giving thanks. This gratitude worksheet sheds light on areas in your life where a gratitude practice could easily be enhanced or incorporated.

When we cultivate a spiritual practice, it can be tempting to bypass emotions that are considered “negative.” You might feel uncomfortable or alone when experiencing anger, sadness, or disgust. This worksheet is designed to help you lean into challenging moods with a sense of curiosity and acceptance. You don’t have to stop being crabby to reflect on gratitude, you might just enjoy it!

Gratitude isn’t only about making lists and meditating; it can also be a source of creative expression in your life! These imaginative and engaging gratitude exercises are great for adults and kids alike! From thought-provoking journaling prompts to a journey to the Gratitude Garden, here are 13 unique ideas to bring a sense of inspiration to your gratitude practice.

It may seem obvious, but one of the most important factors of gratitude is awareness. How can we notice all of the wonders around us when we’re caught up in our daily stories? Taking the time to reflect on how mindfulness can affect your sense of gratitude is a great exercise. This gratitude worksheet provides you space to reflect upon your humanity and all of the built-in gifts that come with it. When you look at your life as a privilege, almost anything can be a gift!

As a busy species, we often look at objects, creations, and people as finished products. It’s not easy to remember that most of our favorite works of art may have taken years of toil, money, effort, and intention to create. Likewise, we may look at a flower and forget its miraculous transition from seed to bloom. This gratitude worksheet will help you deconstruct the things for which you are grateful into all the possible ingredients for their creation. There is “beauty in the breakdown”.

Gratitude is a key virtue in many of the world’s religions and wisdom traditions. It has been proven to promote resilience, happiness, and general well-being. This gratitude exercise worksheet provides reflections and prompts designed to help us become more cognizant of the many opportunities to harness the power of gratitude.

A gratitude rock is exactly what you think it is. Simply choose a rock that stands out to you and infuse it with your intention to practice gratitude. This gratitude exercise is all about using an object outside of yourself as a reminder to be thankful. Whenever you touch or see the rock, think of something you’re grateful for.

Eating, dining out, and meal preparation takes up so much of our daily lives. We don’t often pause to reflect on just how many food choices and conveniences we have in the Western world. If you ate just one can of beans by itself, would you be more grateful for your other meal options?

It’s so easy to get caught up in one way of viewing the world. Bring to mind how refreshed you feel when you are offered a new, joy-enhancing perspective. With this gratitude worksheet, you will be provided several gratitude reflections that can help stretch your brain into new territory. A strong gratitude practice can positively alter your outlook on life.

There can be life-altering circumstances that give us pause to reflect on life’s many gifts to us. While those moments may bring shifts in our perspective, a small daily gratitude practice can be just as potent for a profound mindset change. The questions in this gratitude worksheet are designed to help you become more aware of how gratitude affects and changes the focus of your day-to-day life.

When you feel stressed, it’s only natural that you aren’t overflowing with feelings of appreciation for life. Sometimes, you need the extra encouragement to dig deeper into your proverbial wellspring of gratitude. This gratitude worksheet creates space for you to write and draw the things in your life that you most appreciate. Hang this worksheet somewhere as a daily gratitude reminder.

Whether you are teaching gratitude to a child or want to access your own inner child, this gratitude exercise worksheet is for you. Tap into a sense of wonder and creativity as you gather supplies and construct a tree full of gratitude reminders. If you’re going to grow a practice of gratitude, you might as well use this worksheet as the seed.

Gratitude is proven to positively affect health and happiness. In this worksheet, we encourage you to consider the blessings in different categories of your life. What can you appreciate about your relationships, your hobbies, and your body? As you go through these questions, watch the little miracles multiply.

This worksheet is for those that want to enhance feelings of abundance and connection to the loving nature of the universe. If you practice manifestation, these exercises are for you. Read the step-by-step instructions on how to cultivate more gratitude. Use this worksheet to enhance feelings of wonder and richness in all categories of your life.

Our imagination is a gift that is best directed towards what we WANT in life. Unfortunately, our mind’s creative power can quickly turn from daydreaming to fretting. This worksheet helps you identify that which is in your control by helping you become more mindful of how you use your imagination. Are you worrying or creating?

The human mind is designed to keep us safe. This doesn’t always lead to the most positive mental landscape. It’s important to take stock of our strengths and resources when we are feeling down. In this worksheet you will assess areas in your life in which you have been successful, loved, and well-supported, enhancing your gratitude and confidence!

Building a habit doesn’t need to be daunting or elaborate. One simple reflection repeated daily can have a profound effect on what your brain is wired to see. This worksheet can help you build new mental pathways. It will encourage your brain to notice and consider the many things in your life for which to be grateful.

A gratitude practice can greatly enhance the happiness set point in children. This worksheet is designed for anyone who wants to impart the “gift of gratitude” to a child in their life. These exercises are engaging and memorable ways for little ones to learn how to see the positive.

About the author 

Nicole Lannertone

Nicole is a meditator, poet, and freelance writer (in no specific order). The last two years of her life have been strongly dedicated to her meditation practice and deepening her self-awareness. She is an American temporally living in Montréal with her fiancée currently planning the next chapter of their life.