As we embrace this month of gratitude, it's essential to acknowledge the impact it has on our overall health and well-being.
Here’s a reminder of some valuable insights that we’ve learned regarding the benefits of expressing gratitude:
Scientific evidence says that expressing gratitude has great therapeutic value. Some studies show that it can help reduce stress, depression and even make us feel more energetic for exercise.1
In fact, people who practiced expressing gratitude regularly found it to be as powerful as working with a therapist or using an antidepressant for improving their mood.2
We know that our eating and exercise choices are very closely linked to how we feel, so expressing gratitude may help us to make better choices for our overall health.
Here are a few easy ways to get started:
- Write in a gratitude journal. Take a few minutes each day to list the things in your life that you are thankful for.
- Write thank you notes to people who have helped you with something, or just say “thanks for listening or thanks for being there for me.”
- Take a few minutes at the end of the day to reflect on the good things that happened, the people you came in contact with, or ways that you cared for yourself.
- Turn negatives into positives: instead of: I HAVE to exercise, put a positive spin on it: “I CAN go outside and enjoy nature while I walk.”
- Your UNJURY Family