I think that Gratitude is veryyy important in every day life. For several years now, I've kept a Gratitude journal. I tried at first to end my day with my gratitudes, because there's something tranquil about your final thoughts of the day being positive. However, I tend to not go to bed until I'm ready to drop [I have insomnia issues]. I've found that writing down my gratitudes from the previous day in the morning while sipping my coffee has worked best.
I love starting the day remembering the best parts of the day before. Giving thanks for the little things in life [and actually appreciating them] can have a MAJOR change on your outlook. It completely changed my attitude towards life.
Every day I write down 5 things I'm grateful for from the previous day. Whether it's as simple as smelling a flower or as big as a new family member. It's important to go with 5. Even if you have to think hard... this is where you will learn to appreciate the little things. When you start to appreciate the small things, you'll find that you'll no longer sweat the small stuff.
If you're the type that can let a spilled Starbucks drink all over your kitchen [yes I did this recently, HUGE MESS] ruin your day, you'll definitely benefit from this! Aha! You can use any journal you like or even just a 3 ring note book. Whatever you want. I'm currently using this one here.
I challenge you to keep a Gratitude Journal for 1 month. See how you feel after that month. I bet you keep up with it! <33