November is here and it’s time for the Gratitude Challenge! Did you know practicing gratitude can actually make you a happier person? It’s strange how something so simple can impact your life so much.
The Benefits of Gratitude
When we focus on gratitude, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are responsible for our emotions, and they make us feel happy. When we intentionally practice gratitude daily, we build neural pathways and strengthen them. As a result we become more grateful and happier as well. And who wouldn’t want that?!
According to PositivePsychology.com, practicing gratitude on a regular basis can:
– Reduce stress
– Reduce anxiety
– Reduce depression
– Release toxic emotions
– Reduce pain
– Improve quality of sleep
All those benefits just for focusing on gratitude? Sounds pretty great to me!
Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude
For the next few weeks until Thanksgiving, I will be focusing on gratitude. I’ll be sharing some easy and powerful ways you can practice gratitude each day! We will talk quickly about one thing we can focus on and be grateful for. By Thanksgiving we will be happier, healthier and have reduced stress so you can go into the Christmas season joyfully!
P.S. If you enjoyed this article you’ll also love How to be Happy and Attractive Through Positive Self Talk.
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