Hi, I want to talk to you today about how Gratitude Can Change Your Life.
Although a lot of people are reminded of all the things they have to be thankful for during holidays, Gratitude shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions. Showing just a little appreciation for what you have could greatly Improve your life year-round. Here are nine powerful ways gratitude can change your life:
1. People Will Like You More
The simple act of saying, “Thank you,” inspires people to seek ongoing relationships. Showing some appreciation is an easy way to start a conversation and over time, it can deepen your Friendships.
2. You’ll Sleep Better
Thinking about the things you’re grateful for improves your quality of Sleep. Additionally, being thankful helps you sleep longer and studies show you’ll feel better rested when you wake up.
3. Your Psychological Well-Being Will Improve
Several studies have linked gratitude to lower levels of depression and less suicidal ideation. Gratitude has also been linked to fewer toxic emotions, like resentment and envy.
4. Your Physical Health Will Improve
Being appreciative has powerful effects on your Body. Researchers have linked gratitude to lower blood pressure, fewer aches and pains, and improved immunity. Grateful people even have healthier hearts.
5. You’ll Have More Energy to Work on Your Goals
Taking note of what you’re grateful for could help you reach your goals. College students who kept gratitude Journals reported higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, energy and attentiveness compared to their counterparts.
6. You’ll be a Better Leader
Grateful leaders motivate their Employees to be more productive, according to researchers. One study found that employees who were thanked by their managers made 50% more calls than their counterparts who hadn’t heard the same tokens of appreciation.
7. You’ll Recover from Hardship Easier
Gratitude is pivotal in managing stress and fostering Mental Strength, even during the most difficult times. A 2006 study found that Vietnam War Veterans with high levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
8. You’ll Feel Less Stressed
People who are grateful experience fewer harmful effects from stress than other people. Even those who live in difficult circumstances, like poverty, experience stress-buffering properties of gratitude.
9. You’ll Feel Better About Yourself
Numerous studies have linked gratitude with higher levels of self-esteem. Some studies report gratitude reduces social comparisons. So rather than feel envious of people who have more than you do, you may be better equipped to appreciate their accomplishments when you’re thankful for the things you have in your own life.
There are lots of ways to increase your gratitude. Whether you choose to count your blessings in a Miracle Diary or you decide to share your appreciation with others, take a few minutes to cultivate gratitude. Feeling thankful can be the simplest, and fastest way to improve your life.
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