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Why Practicing Gratitude is Important

Updated: Dec 2, 2023

Why Practicing Gratitude is Important

Gratitude is a thanking attitude. It is being thankful for the good things in life. As we age, it seems that we have more to be grateful for. Good health, loyal friends, loving family, and meaningful work.

Gratitude has been shown to have many benefits. Some of these benefits are physical, while others are psychological or emotional.

Physical benefits of gratitude include:

1. improved sleep

2. lower blood pressure

3. a stronger immune system

4. reduced pain

5. fewer physical symptoms of illness

Psychological benefits of gratitude include:

1. improved self-esteem

2. greater psychological resilience

3. better moods

4. increased feelings of happiness and well-being

5. improved relationships.

Gratitude also has neurological benefits. Studies have shown that gratitude improves brain function and leads to overall better mental health.

So, why is practicing gratitude important?

Simply put, gratitude makes us happier and healthier. It is good for our mind, body, and soul. Gratitude improves our moods, our relationships, and our physical health. It helps us to cope with stress and to find meaning in our lives.

Gratitude is a positive emotion that can be cultivated. The more we express gratitude, the more we will feel it.

So let’s start practicing gratitude today. Let’s choose to be thankful for the good things in our lives. Let’s find joy in the simple things. Let’s be grateful for the people and things that make our lives better.

Take the 28- Day Gratitude Challenge!

Print the worksheet out below! Feel free to tag us on social media @mysticmarketnh and let us know how you're progressing!

Gratitude Journaling Challenge Mystic Market
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