Changing the way we think can have a profound effect on how we feel and how our body functions.
Gratitude works by engaging positive emotions that have direct physical benefits on our health and alter the way we perceive and interpret life. When people are grateful, it helps them to connect with something bigger than themselves, whether it be people, nature, or a higher power. Research shows that practicing gratitude is associated with higher levels of happiness.
Here are eight ways to practice gratitude every day :
1. Keep a gratitude journal.
2. Write a thank you note.
3. Meditate on what you’re grateful for.
4. Spend quality time with loved ones .
5. Spend time in nature.
6. Volunteer your time to help others.
7. Commit to a no-complaint day.
8. Recognize those who make a difference.
Gratitude is all around us, touching all areas of our lives – career, spiritual practices, home environment, relationships, and physical health. Your body will thank you for paying attention to all the wonderful things around you.