” Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow” Gratitude can surely be a powerful tool that can serve you to the best if you allow it to You’re probably wondering what are the benefits of practicing gratitude? And how can you practice gratitude? How has gratitude impacted other successful people’s lives? Well, after doing some research and trying it out myself that’s what I’m going to answer. Also, I’m going to be sharing how the practice of gratitude has changed my life in another blog.
The benefits of practing Gratitude
Practicing gratitude can help improve mental health. Multiple studies have been performed by Robert Emmons, a gratitude researcher, showing the relationship between gratitude and well-being. So, his research shows that gratitude can increase happiness. Not only that but it can also help reduce stress. Accordingly, ” A 2006 study published in behavior research and Therapy found that Vietnam War veterans with higher levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of post-traumatic stress disorder.” The University of Harvard did research on two groups of people one which focused on daily irritations. And the other that wrote about what they were grateful for. The research lasted 10 weeks. The results were that the ones who practiced gratitude felt better about their lives than those who focused on the negatives. So, This all shows that the practice of gratitude can lead to a healthier state of mind and overall well being.
Ways to practice gratitude
There are many ways in which to practice gratitude. Here are a few ways:
•You could write everything you grateful for in a journal. Keep a gratitude journal.
• directly tell someone your grateful for them.
•Meditate in the process of letting go. Try to think about what you appreciate.( it can be a simple thing:)
• Write a thank-you note to the people you are grateful for.
• Take some time to just look around you and admire the beauty in life
Of course, you can come up with your own way of being grateful for everything good you have in life. Even if it may just gratefulness for being alive.
How has practicing gratitude impacted other successful people’s life
In his ted talk, David steindl Rast says ” gratitude is the solemn creator of happiness.” Oprah Winfrey is known for keeping a gratitude journal for years. And for ” fearless souls” she says, ” that it changes your vibrational frequency and allows more to be drawn into you.” So, this shows that she has gotten fulfillment out of the things she already has in life and really takes the time to appreciate them. Eckhart Tolle also talked to ” fearless soul” about gratitude. He states that ” abundance is the energy that flows out of you into the world “, which is what you get when you practice gratitude. Tony Robbins has 3 and a half minutes of pure gratitude about 3 things. And he picks one of those three to be simple.
When is the best time to practice gratitude?
The morning is a great time to practice gratitude. Since it’s the beginning of the day. And you’d start out the day just right with a positive mindset. Since you have found something to be content about. It’s also equally as great to practice gratitude before bed. It can even help you get better sleep. Since you remind yourself of the good things in your life. Accordingly, research in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research has found that feeling grateful helps people sleep better and longer.
So, throughout your day try to find time to just think or reflect over all the good things in life you might be grateful for. Even if it’s just that you are alive right now because the chances of that are rare. Always try to find something good to smile about.
Hope all of you are well
Sending you all love ❤️xoxo
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