We all know that Gratitude is a great thing! We've all been taught that it is good to be grateful.
But... did you know that people who regularly practice gratitude (by simply noticing and reflecting on things they are thankful for) experience more:
- positive emotions,
- feel more alive,
- sleep better,
- express more compassion and kindness,
- have stronger immune systems,
- have better sex,
- & perform better under pressure.
And the cool thing is, gratitude doesn't need to be reserved only for huge occasions. Sure, you might express gratitude after receiving a promotion at work, or after receiving some big reward, but the mental, physical, emotional, and medical benefits of gratitude are unlocked just the same when you acknowledge the small things you are greatful for too!
Watch this cool video on one such experiment on gratitude & happiness!
Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier, shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being, health and the ability to deal with stress and pressure.
Cool stuff, right?
Here Are Further Resources On The Power Of Gratitude (enjoy):