10 benefits of gratitude
I am on the gratitude train this month. In case you missed my video, take another look on YouTube. It’s a new month, and we’re in full summer mode here, in the UK. I’ve become a student this year on a whole new level.
Recent scientific studies have shown that when you show appreciation in action you increase your happiness by 10%, and reduce depressive symptoms by 35%.
Being thankful for what I have and fostering an attitude of gratitude is one of the biggest jewels that’s come out of my life over the last five years. I’m still on a journey of course, but I wanted to share with you today 10 benefits of gratitude that will help your life sore to new heights.
When you are feeling low and in a rut mentally, it’s not easy to see the good in your world, but trust me, it’s there. So if you’re struggling today, then let’s turn this sinking ship around and take another look at that area of life where you feel unsatisfied in.
What can you find to be thankful for in your life today?
Look for the small and when you find it, place a magnifying glass over it.
Here are 10 reasons why:
1. You feel better, more relaxed, and in turn create happier memories.
2. You build a barrier of resilience that helps when faced with disappointment.
3. You increase your self-esteem.
4. You foster better relationships at work and business.
5. Gratitude improves your ability to make good decisions.
6.Opens up new avenues and opportunities, and is useful for achieving goals
7. You’ll find that when you have an attitude of gratitude you will sleep better and have more energy.
8. It gives you focus and allows you to become less self-centered and materialistic.
9. It makes for a healthier marriage.
10. It all round improves your life and happiness
Gratitude is a path out of anxiety and depression, which is important for us to note in our current climate where we are constantly comparing ourselves to the next Instagram photo. I am by no means suggesting this solves world problems, but there are plenty of good reasons above that should inspire us to reflect a little more on what we do have, what we have been able to achieve or experience to this point. If you want to enjoy where you are on the way to where your going, grab a thanksgiving jacket and pop it on daily.
If you keep a bullet journal, then why not include a highlight of the day spread into your journal or diary. Even if you don’t journal, today is a good day to grab a pen and piece of paper and start with writing one thing you are thankful for today. Let me know how you get on!
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