Studies have shown that the practice of gratitude can:
- Lower blood pressure
- Boost your immune system
- Facilitate more efficient sleep
- Reduce toxic emotions
- Increase happiness
"a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature or a higher power."
- Take note. Take a few minutes at the end of each day, a few days or the week to remember three things you are especially grateful for. If you enjoy keeping journals, start a gratitude journal to record your notes.
- Thank someone. Write a note to thank someone for the impact they’ve had on you recently.
- Pause. As you intentionally take note of the things you are grateful for, pause and take a moment to savor that feeling of gratitude. Let it sink in.