The modern holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle that can take its toll on just about anyone. Going nonstop for a week straight can add stress to your life you haven’t seen all year, still there’s something magical about the season.
For many of us it is difficult to harness gratitude after the holiday season passes us by. Although we know it’s important, we sometimes struggle to maintain that thankfulness throughout the year. But we should and here is why: Gratitude has proven health benefits.
1) Boost Your Self-Esteem
Folks that are grateful are more likely to be happy for other’s accomplishments instead of resenting them. Poor self-esteem often results from begrudging folks who have more than you. Living gratefully eliminates this issue and allows one to be happy for oneself.
2) Quality Sleep
Every night before spend, take some time to record some entries in a gratitude journal. It can be anything. Something as small as beautiful weather or monumental as a new grandchild may be the key to getting a better night’s sleep.
3) Increase Your Mental Toughness
Gratitude can be a key factor in bouncing back from traumatic events. Building resilience to life’s curveballs is essential for a healthy lifestyle. We can start recognizing all of our blessings, even when it’s the most difficult to do so.
4) You’ll Have a Healthier Body
People who are ungrateful experience more daily aches than those who strive to live grateful lives. This could be because grateful individuals take better care of their health. They are more likely to schedule regular appointments with their physicians and exercise more frequently as well.
5) Better Interactions Mean More Relationships
Thanking acquaintances for even small deeds like opening the door makes a big difference in how you will be perceived. Think about it, what kind of people appeal to you? People are less likely to seek relationships with those who don’t express their gratuity.
If you’re interested in gratefulness and what you can do to live a fuller life, visit Gratefulness.org. This website is dedicated to those seeking to lead a grateful life. It has information for those new to the ideology and exercises to build and maintain an attitude of gratitude. Give it a shot! There’s no downside to this lifestyle.