Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it is a wonderful reminder to give thanks! Giving thanks is a great way to invest in your own well-being. Sounds odd doesn’t it? How can giving thanks be an investment in your well-being? Here’s how…
DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE HEALTH BENEFITS THAT COME WITH BEING GRATEFUL?
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS?
- Less muscular pain and aches
- Lower risk of depression
- Fewer feelings of anger
- A better night’s sleep
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved self-esteem
- Increased mental strength
There are a number of benefits that make gratefulness worthwhile. It’s interesting really. By giving thanks you are getting so much in return. Now it’s time to practice the art of gratitude.
HOW TO CULTIVATE GRATITUDE:
- Keep a gratitude journal
Taking 10-15 minutes a day to write down everything you are grateful for can reduce emotional distress and cultivate gratitude. There have been several studies that have proven the effectiveness of having a gratitude journal.
- Avoid complaining
No more complaints. Complaining invites negative thoughts and emotions to pump toxins into your body. Toxins have a negative effect on your health. It is important to do everything you can to minimize the amount of toxins that your body might create.
- Connect yourself with positive and polite people
Connecting with positive people is so important, and it can really help to elevate your level of gratitude. The positive people you surround yourself with will have a positive impact on you. You will begin to notice that any negative tendencies you have will soon look like the positive tendencies of the people you surround yourself with.
- Look for opportunities to say thank you to someone
Looking for ways to thank someone is a great way to cultivate gratitude within yourself. When someone holds the door for you, say thank you. Write a thank you letter to your coworker for the kindness they showed you that day. When someone pays you a compliment, say thank you. This is a great practice to incorporate into your every day life.
Gratitude is a great way to invest in your well-being and overall health. Let’s make this holiday season a season filled with gratitude.