Gratitude Challenge


Several studies confirm that gratitude can help alleviate stress and increase happiness so let’s continue this season of giving thanks by focusing on gratitude. 

Working Well invites you to participate in the Gratitude Challenge.  This is one way you can live out the enduring values set forth in the proposed strategic plan.  This challenge can be a group activity or an individual challenge or BOTH! 

Group Gratitude Activity

Create a Gratitude Wall in your work area – a visible place in a common area where employees (and students) can write down something they are thankful for each day!  Encourage your coworkers to participate in expressing their gratitude each day.   

Timeframe:  November 1st - the end of the year

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. If you have a Wellness Ambassador in your work area, check with them for ideas on how to get this started.
  2. If you do not have a Wellness Ambassador, contact workingwell@bsu.edu to let us know your department or work area wants to participate.  We will send information to help you get started. 

Individual Gratitude Challenge

This 21-day challenge is flexible so that you can start it anytime during the month of November. 

Each week for three weeks you will have options to choose from (or you can create your own!) to express your gratitude.  The goal is to express your gratitude in different ways and for different things each day for a 21 day period.   Complete the 21-day challenge and see how gratitude can positively impact your life.

Timeframe:  Start the 21 day challenge November 1st (or before Thanksgiving) to finish by the end of the year.

To get started, all you have to do is:

  1. Email workingwell@bsu.edu with "Challenge Accepted!" to receive your 21 Day Gratitude instructions.
  2. Experience the 21 day Gratitude Challenge on your own schedule anytime between now and the end of the semester.