Gratitude for Life

Now that Thanksgiving is over so many people stop thinking about being grateful.  In this blog I have decided on monthly themes, November was Gratitude, but it is ever part of my life.  To close out the month here are two fabulous posts and sources that explain better than I how Gratitude needs to be part of your life;

 

First from Psychology Today

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

Please go read the full text but here are their bullet points;

  1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
  2. Gratitude improves physical health.
  3. Gratitude improves psychological health.
  4. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
  5. Grateful people sleep better.
  6. Gratitude improves self-esteem.
  7. Gratitude increases mental strength.

 

The second is some out of the box thinking by Kristen Wong  about how to practice gratitude if you are not a traditional paper and pen type of person.  We referenced it 2 weeks ago and here is a more direct link.

Here is an important quote from within her article;

What made my original gratitude list so effective was that I put my eyes on it so frequently. It was on my phone in an app that was on my homescreen. I saw it a lot. And when I saw it and read what was in it, well, that’s when I felt grateful.

So I moved my lists into my to-do app, which today is Todoist. I look at it a lot; sometimes it’s just for a quick glance, but the point is my eyes go to it maybe a dozen times a day.

 

However you keep gratitude in your life, just keep it up, and if you would like to share your method please fill my comments.