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How are you grateful today?

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Showing gratitude daily can benefit your overall health and wellbeing! Gratitude is being aware of and thankful for the good things you have. Approaching life with a more positive mindset can do more than just improve your mood.

Benefits of Gratitude:
  • Improved focus
    • Expressing gratitude may improve focus
    • You may begin to view challenges as opportunities rather than hurdles
  • Higher self-esteem
    • Practicing gratitude can change your mindset about your worth
  • Increased patience
    • Researchers argue that people who regularly express gratitude are more patient
    • Increases self-control and reduces impulsiveness
  • Social benefits
    • Showing gratitude can enhance the quality of your relationships
  • Physical health benefits
    • May reduce blood pressure and levels of inflammation
    • Research shows that gratitude can improve quality of sleep and reduce sleep disturbances

Scroll down past the image to learn more about each daily activity for Week 1!


Week 1 Schedule

Each day there is a new gratitude activity. Set aside time each day to reflect and show gratitude. Researchers suggest that gratitude should be practiced daily. See which one(s) you enjoy most!


  • Take the Quiz: Gratitude Quiz- CLICK HERE!
    • Find out how grateful you are at the start of this challenge
    • See which areas you can improve in
    • You can take this quiz again after the Gratitude Campaign and see how your score changes!


  • Gratitude Wall @ the Wellness Center
    • Stop by the UND Wellness Center at any time from 6:00am to 10:00pm to write what you are thankful for and see our gratitude wall come to life!
    • Enter your name into a $20 Scheel's Gift Card Drawing - 4 winners chosen!
    • Not on campus? Make your own gratitude wall! Put sticky notes in your office or break room and invite co-workers to share what they are thankful for. Email to enter into the gift card drawing.


  • Card Writing
    • Write a letter to someone you care about or have not talked to in a while. You can follow this guide or write what you like.
      • Write as though you are addressing the person directly
      • Describe what this person has done that makes you feel grateful and how they have impacted your life
      • Describe what you are doing in life now and how frequently you remember their act of kindness or generosity


  • Social Media Break
    • Unplug for ONE DAY. You can choose to delete the apps from your phone or simply not open them. Turn off notifications.
    • Negative aspects of social media:
      • Inadequacy about your life or appearance
      • Fear of missing out (FOMO)
      • Isolation
      • Depression & anxiety
      • Cyberbullying
      • Self-absorption
    • Try these activities instead:
      • Cook or bake a new dish, read a book, play a board game / cards, watch a feel-good movie, spend time with a friend


  • Mindfulness Walk
    • Bundle Up! Go for a walk outside and make a special effort to appreciate your surroundings.
      • You can do this by focusing on each of your senses, one at a time. Spend a minute listening, a minute looking at your surroundings, and so on.
      • Try to notice the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations you would usually miss, such as a cool breeze on your skin, or the clouds in the sky.


  • Call a friend or loved one
    • Take this opportunity today to reach out to someone you have not talked to in a while. You can write something out or say things that come to mind.
    • Tell them you love them and that you are thankful to have them in your life.

Did Someone Say Prizes?!

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LOG IN and check off your daily gratitude activities! Those who complete 8 out of the 10 daily activities will be entered into a drawing to win a PAIR of UND Hockey Tickets!

Ticket Info: Saturday, January 21st @ Ralph Engelstad Arena 6:07pm

What IS The Gratitude Campaign?

The Gratitude Campaign gives participants daily gratitude activities to complete. After participating in these activities, participants will feel more comfortable implementing gratitude into their everyday lives. Each day focuses on a different way to show gratitude. Try them all out and see which one(s) you enjoy most! Researchers suggest that gratitude should be practiced daily.

Log your daily gratitude activities and get entered into a drawing for a chance to win pair of UND Hockey Tickets! You must complete 8/10 gratitude activities to be entered.

The Gratitude Campaign runs from November 14 - 23

Log Your Daily Activities Today!

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