Did you know that in positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness?
Gratitude helps you feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, and can actually improve your health. It can also help you better deal with adversity and build stronger relationships.
A Harvard study performed on couples found that individuals who took time to express gratitude for their partner not only felt more positive toward the other person but also felt more comfortable expressing concerns about their relationship.
When you express gratitude, you actually live a happier life. What if you aren’t feeling grateful? That’s the perfect time to practice gratitude.
Being grateful helps you focus on the things you have rather than the things you lack. Though it may feel forced at first, this mental state becomes stronger with repetition and practice. Next time you think of all the things you don’t have in life, switch the script and find the things that you are grateful for.
See how it affects your day and mindset.