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4 Easy Way to Show My Appreciation

Updated: May 31, 2023

It can be pretty hard sometimes to tell the people around you that you appreciate them. But when you learn to do it, expressing appreciation can help you build deeper connections!

Here are some ideas from Doctors John and Julie Gottman*, a husband and wife duo who are leading researchers in couples stability and satisfaction!

*For more on their research check out this blog*

One of their exercises for deepening connection and nurturing fondness and admiration is expressing positive adjectives with your partner. Even though all of their research has been with romantic partners, we can pull from their research to help build any connection! Even connection with yourself!

Here Is How You Use The List!

1. Find a list of positive adjectives!

You can either just google positive adjectives for people, or you can reference my worksheet or the worksheet at the bottom of this post.

2. Write down 3-5 adjectives that you see in the person you want to deepen your connection with.

3. Pick a recent example of them displaying this adjective

4. Tell them!!

Try this activity out and see watch the other person's face light up!! Practice this on a regular basis with others and yourself and see your connections grow deeper!


Hi, I’m Kristina Anzell, I am a Clinical Social Worker dedicated to providing compassionate and tailored mental health support for moms at all stages of motherhood. My mission is to empower you to thrive in your role as a mother while nurturing your own well-being. If you enjoyed this blog post, check out my blog here! If you want more information or are seeking treatment, feel free to reach out!

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