According to Action for Happiness, gratitude is beneficial for us in so many ways. It’s good for us and those around us. It increases life satisfaction and decreases negative emotion. It also has many health benefits.
According to MindBodyGreen. these are just some of the many benefits of living a life of gratitude:
- Feeling more connected (less lonely)
- Stronger immune system
- Improved emotional equilibrium
- Better sleep
- Increased energy
- More confidence in ourselves
- Deeper relaxation
- We are more attractive
- Increased creativity
- Easier bounce back from difficulty
There are just so many things to gain from changing your attitude to one of gratitude.
So here’s my next life experiment: To cultivate an attitude of gratitude. How? To start, I’ll be writing just three things daily that I’m thankful for. I’ll also keep a daily mood chart and take a bi-monthly health review. In a year’s time, we’ll see how much things have changed.
The number of things to be thankful for are endless. Why don’t you take the gratitude challenge and see where it gets you?