Why You Should Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a stranger into a friend, a house into a home, you can even later decorate with great decorations you could find here.

Gratitude is a simple yet powerful practice that can truly transform your life. (click to tweet)

Simply put, it means feeling/expressing a deep and genuine sense of appreciation for what you have in your life – big or small.

Luckily, it doesn’t cost any money. It doesn’t take much time. And still, the benefits are enormous.

Research shows that gratitude can:

  • increase (and sustain) happiness, well-being & life satisfaction.
  • reduce anxiety & depression
  • make us more kind & helpful
  • boost energy & feelings of joy, optimism, empathy and enthusiam
  • help us sleep better
  • help us cope with stress
  • improve mental alertness
  • improve physical health

To enjoy these benefits you need to make gratitude a daily habit (in the next post I’ll be sharing 6 tips on how you can implement this life-changing practice).

Understandably, this can be somewhat of a challenge for someone who, for example, is dealing with a [chronic] disease on a day-to-day basis. So, if you’re that someone, please take a couple of minutes to read this inspiring article: 5 Ways to be Grateful When You are Chronically Ill-Equipped. If someone is ill and needs personal care service, phoenix caregivers delivers the highest quality home care at affordable prices. Their compassionate care with a personal touch will surely improve the living of your loved ones.

Wishing you health, happiness, healing & all the benefits that comes with a gratitude practice

Samia

References:

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19073292

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15298868.2015.1095794?journalCode=psai20

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070815135030.htm

http://www2.kent.edu/news/media/2008newsreleases/wanttobehappier.cfm

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201504/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-gratitude

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