Do you want more from your life? More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity?
What if I told you that just one thing can help you in all of those areas?
An Attitude of Gratitude. It really is as simple as that. Stick with me for a moment as I break down the benefits of gratitude that have been supported by research:
Emotionally: more good feelings, more relaxed, more resilient, less envious, happier memories.
Socially: more social, healthier marriage, kinder, more friendships, deeper relationships
Personality: less materialistic, less self-centered, more optimistic, increased self-esteem, more spiritual
Health: improved sleep, less sick, longevity, increased energy, more exercise
Career: better management, improved networking, goal achievement, improved decision-making, increased productivity.
All you have to do is get a notebook/journal, take 5 minutes each day, and write down what you are grateful for. An example would be, taking a moment at dinner each evening to express gratitude for something positive that day. Just doing this one activity each day will increase your long-term well-being by more than 10 percent.
(image description: the sun is shining between clouds and the ground, with the words Gratitude It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.)