How To Practice Gratitude To Live Healthy and Happy
Unshackled toxic emotions, better sleep, and feeling more alive are just some of the amazing benefits of leaning in to develop an attitude of gratitude. Most don’t know, but there really is an art to the practice of being ~*~*grateful*~*~, and it’s more than just being yelled at by your mother to say thank you!
“If forgiveness is the medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins.” -Dr. Steve Maraboli, a positive psychologist.
Why Do We Need to Practice Gratitude
It goes deeper into really appreciating something that a colleague, friend, and family, or stranger has done for you and feeling it in your bones. It not only radiates kindness and generates a sense of authentic happiness to them but helps you feel like you own the day too!
In a world that can feel busy and stressful, taking a moment to make a habit to express gratitude in an authentic way really can make all the difference. It also helps you, because doing something positive and making someone else feel good about themselves has a knock-on effect.
That positive act releases endorphins into your bloodstream giving you that warm fuzzy feeling which lowers your blood pressure and ultimately makes you a happier, healthier person. Your stress levels will decrease and you will feel more relaxed, too! And as for the positive psychology of being absolutely filled with gratitude… you'll be on cloud nine!
So, without further ado, here are a few ways that you can cultivate your sense of gratitude: