December 13, 2019
👉🏽REFLECT ON SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR RIGHT NOW…
Let’s uncover some of the incredibly powerful effects gratitude can have on one’s mental health.
🤷🏽♂️WHAT IS GRATITUDE?
Gratitude is the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself; it is a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation (Sansone et al., 2010).
😇HOW IT IMPROVES WELLBEING?
Experiencing gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation tends to foster positive feelings, which in turn, contribute to one's overall sense of well being. Therefore, gratitude appears to be one component, among many components, that contributes to an individual's well being (Emmons et al., 2017).
🔥INCREASES LIFE SATISFACTION:
In a sample of 389 adults, Wood et al., examined gratitude and well being in the context of personality style. In this study, gratitude was most strongly correlated with personality attributes related to well being, and the researchers concluded that gratitude has a unique relationship with life satisfaction.
🌈OTHER BENEFITS OF EXPRESSING GRATITUDE:
✅Gratitude improves physical health/hormone status.
✅Gratitude improves psychological health.
✅Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
✅Grateful improves sleep quality.
✅Gratitude improves self-esteem.
✅Gratitude increases mental strength.
(References available on request)
A little reminder to express gratitude on the DAILY. Set mini alerts on on your smart phone if need be. The science stacks up, it’s always worth it, even if you express it in your own head.
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