After the questions, "What is the best way to practice gratitude?" which we answered yesterday in episode 387 the next question that comes is, "How often/long do I need to practice it?"
There are a few ways to approach setting up any habit, including gratitude. What I believe to be most effective and has worked the best for me is what James Clear suggests in his book, Atomic Habits.
Do it every day. That is the best way to establish a habit. And even better - do it at the same time each day. Then you are even more likely to keep the habit going, because it then becomes...well, habit!
Most gratitude practices can be done in as little as 1 minute a day! I know you have lots going on, but I'm sure you can squeeze 1 minute! Even if you think that is difficult, then start even smaller.
It doesn't matter where you start. Pick something you know you can do and practice it each day.
Today pick a gratitude practice - and do it today. Then tomorrow, and the next day and the next. Make it a habit.