The Inconvenient Gratitude Exercise

The Inconvenient Gratitude Exercise

Welcome to the inconvenient gratitude exercise!

To start, grab a pen and paper and pick 5 things that you consider to be inconvenient. Next, write down one reason why you are grateful for each one.

Go into as much detail as possible.

Examples: 

I’m grateful for nagging insects because they allow life on the planet. 
I’m grateful for long lines at the grocery store because the groceries are fresh and readily available. 

Note: this exercise is best completed with a friend. When finished, share your lists with each other.

To learn how this exercise leads to happiness, read this article!

Thank you for completing this gratitude exercise! If you’re looking for more, check out 12 Ways to Instantly Practice Gratitude.

If you would like to learn about gratitude in the workplace, here’s a great resource.