There are many benefits of gratitude and today we explore how making it a part of your day to day life can bring big rewards.
Gratitude is the feeling of appreciation we have for all the good things in our lives. Relationships, health and abundance are all areas we can feel grateful for, but we can also say thank you for even the tiniest gifts. From that delicious first sip of coffee in the morning, through to the joy we feel when we see our dog running on the beach
To really benefit from gratitude it’s a great idea to start a gratitude journal. In this you can record a list of say 10 things (or more) you are grateful for every day. Not only does this help you feel like your life is already amazing, but it can also help put you in a space where you find manifesting even more to be grateful for, easy.
Gratitude also brings into our lives some very practical benefits:
- It’s good for our physical and mental health. Years of published research conclusively show that gratitude can improve both our physical and mental well-being. We eat better, sleep better, perform better, and generally live better. As we express sincere gratitude our blood pressure goes down and our self-esteem rises.
- Gratitude enables us to form better, stronger, and more personable relationships with others. A little gratitude goes a long way and it goes both ways. Be gracious, be helpful, be caring, and be empathetic. Even saying a simple “thank you” and getting a “you’re welcome” in return makes us feel good about ourselves and the people we helped. It’s positive reinforcement. It’s immediate gratification and that’s a mutually good thing for making friends and improving our wellbeing.
- Gratitude tends to lower our stress levels (drops BP) and at the same time, gratitude increases our empathy for others. Even if others are less than empathetic to our own struggles, we will benefit by being empathetic and grateful to those around us.
- Gratitude is not always about our relationships with others. It is also about our own self-appreciation and happiness. If you keep a gratitude journal you will find that spending just a few minutes each day writing these things down will significantly improve your happiness level.
We can benefit in many ways and on many levels from gratitude. Gratitude can improve our outlook, positively shape how we interact with others, improve our health, and so much more. It’s also a vital component of living in alignment with the law of attraction and helping us to manifest our future desires.
Are you inspired to start living a life of gratitude? Head over to my Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know if you already write a gratitude journal of have been inspired to start one.