An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

If you are looking to be your most happy self, take on an attitude of gratitude! Being thankful for what you have can help boost your self-esteem, enhance your empathy towards others and lead you to have more fulfilling relationships.

Robert Emmons, a leading gratitude researcher, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and well-being. His research confirms that gratitude effectively increases happiness and reduces depression.

There are many ways to practice gratitude each day:

  • Pick three people each day to express gratitude to
  • Write down how a situation that was troubling and difficult in your life has improved
  • Keep a favorite quote about gratitude in a prominent place you see daily
  • Utilize the meditation technique known as Naikan, which involves reflecting on three questions: “What have I received from __?”, “What have I given to __?”, and “What troubles and difficulty have I caused?”
  • Keep a gratitude journal to write in each day
  • Have your family each express one thing they are grateful for at the dinner table every evening

Being mindful to express gratitude can lead to a more positive outlook and increase your overall happiness. Try this attitude of gratitude for one week and see what a difference it can make!

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Positivity at Work

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