Benefits of Gratitude
It is impossible for fear, anger, frustration, or any other negative emotions to be present in the brain while in a state of Gratitude. Gratitude puts your brain in a state in which negative feelings can simply not exist.
The Following are some of the amazing benefits of regularly practicing gratitude:
Build Stronger Relationships
Whether it is holding the door for someone or showing your appreciation by doing a good deed, Acting out of appreciation makes you more likely to build strong and lasting relationships.
Improves Your Physical Health
People that practice gratitude regularly tend to take care of their health by regularly working out, eating right, and having a routine check up with a doctor.
Improves Your Mental Health
When you step into the space of gratitude on a daily basis, your brain starts to get conditioned for all of the positive emotions associated with being grateful. Gratitude creates a ripple effect that spreads to the other areas of your life, causing you to feel better overall.
Makes You Sleep Better
A study found that people who kept a gratitude journal and wrote a few things down before bed slept better than those who didn't. Grab a journal & pen, put it on your bedside table, and write a few things you are grateful for.
Gives You More Confidence
When you focus on what you have as oppose to what you don't have, your self-esteem raises, giving you a new sense of certainty. Confidence comes from focusing on who you are, what you do have, and what you can appreciate about your situation.
Builds Mental Strength
Adopting gratitude into your life, especially after having something traumatic happen, can build resilience to get through life biggest challenges. Gratitude builds physical, emotional, and spiritual strength.
We all have the gift of showing and practicing gratitude. It can change us physically, emotionally, and spiritually for the better. It gives us the ability to love fully, grow exponentially, and live greatly. Give yourself the gift of gratitude and it will drastically change your life.
Note: Health and/or Empowerment tips were compiled by Lola Bendana. These tips are for educational purposes only and are in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any health condition. It does not constitute medical advice or any other professional advice. Always consult with your physician first. Visit our weekly newsletter or our empowerment section for a compilation of tips.