Our financial psychology is shaped by life events. Exploring past experiences can help us understand how we react and feel today.
Use the questions below to explore the way you feel and express gratitude.
- Think about a time you felt an overwhelming amount of gratefulness. What were you grateful for, and how did that experience shape how you express gratitude today?
- In what areas of your life do you find it easy to give thanks? In what areas of your life do you find it challenging to express gratitude?
- Sometimes a life experience can make us feel more gratitude toward others. For example, think about an experience in the past that increased your appreciation for someone in your life. What was the event, and how did it change your view of that person?
- Think about friends, family members, or colleagues who helped you in small but significant ways this year. In what ways did you thank them? How did expressing gratitude impact your relationships?
- Consider a time when someone expressed gratitude towards you in a significant or unusual way. How did that expression shape the way you viewed that person? What was its impact on how you show appreciation towards others today?