Gratitude Mug Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Gratitude Mug Worksheet?

Gratitude has the ability to influence not just one’s physical state but mental well-being as well. Studies have shown gratitude to be linked with greater resilience, higher self-esteem, positive relationships, better emotional regulation and enhanced sleep quality among many other indicators of overall wellbeing. Thus it is a vital value to teach kids from a young age to ensure they grow up with a positive outlook towards life. . 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help young clients maintain a ‘Gratitude Mug’ as they learn about how to become more appreciative of what they have. They can use the worksheet to practise gratitude daily by adding at least one thing they are grateful for inside their mug. It will help them to focus on their blessings and ward off negative thoughts and emotions. 

How to use the worksheet?

The activity in this worksheet can be used in individual and group counselling sessions for children ages 7 and above. It can also be useful for skills training in schools. Instruct the children to make a habit of filling their gratitude mug daily by writing at least one thing they are grateful for in the day. Parents can be instructed to assist younger children and remind them to complete the activity daily. 

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