Here are some scientifically proven benefits of gratitude that can change your life

If you are a constant reader of my blog, you would be well aware of the times I have used the word "Gratitude" in my blog posts.

Even last year I wrote a complete post on the meaning and importance of the same.

We all know that "Gratitude" is simply the act of "Being Grateful." 

Whenever someone does something for us, we always thank them for their gesture. This Thank You come from our state of being grateful. 

But do you know that you can always stay in this state and reap its benefits?  

Yes! Appreciating other people does not make them happy alone but it makes you happy too. 

It makes you enlightened and top of the joy and you get free from all your worries and problems.

Of course, it is not a magic wand that you once use and all your problems will get diminished. However, it makes you aware of the things that you have now rather than complaining about the things that you don't have.

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How to practice gratitude?

The state of being grateful cannot only be achieved when something happens in your favor but you can always be grateful irrespective of the event or situation.

The more aware you are of your blessings, the happier you become!

One can easily develop an "attitude of gratitude" by following these practices such as:

  • Writing about three or five things that you are grateful for every day.
  • Appreciating nature. For example trees, birds, planets, etc
  • Randomly telling someone that you are grateful to have them in your life.
  • Doing an act of kindness for others.
  • Focusing on the small things you have in your life.
  • Sending thanks to someone in your prayer. 

There are so many ways you can be grateful. Here are 40 ways by Lifehack to implement gratitude in your daily life.

Life-Changing Benefits of Gratitude That Will Change Your Life

1. Gratitude makes us happy- When you practice gratitude, your brain releases happy hormones which make you feel content and happy. Studies have shown that practicing gratitude daily for 10 minutes helps a person to come out of depression more quickly than medications.

2. It boosts our immune system- Evidence suggests that the more appreciative a person is, the better his or her physical and mental health will be. As a result, some research also suggests that cultivating a more grateful mindset now may help to prevent sickness later in life.

3. It improves our mental health- For many years, many psychologists and researchers have recommended gratitude to alleviate stress and trauma in a person's life. When you are grateful, you are free of toxic emotions and aligned with feelings of happiness and optimism.

4. It improves our relationships- When you express gratitude to your loved ones for the small things they do for you, it helps to improve the quality of your relationship with them. Recognizing other people's contributions can lead to better relationships so whether you thank a stranger for holding the door or send a thank-you email to a coworker who assisted you with a project. You will witness immense upgrades in your relationships.

5. It increases our self-esteem- People who use gratitude as a part of their daily life feel less envy and resentment towards others. They feel better about themselves, thus increasing their confidence level.

6. It makes us more kind- Gratitude can reduce our self-centeredness, which is beneficial to both ourselves and others. Evidence suggests that encouraging thankfulness in participants makes them more likely to engage with others. 

7. Gratitude improves our sleep- Do you count sheep when you are not able to sleep? Then try counting your blessings. You will be able to sleep and feel better when you know that you are surrounded by many blessings in your life.

8. Gratitude increases your productivity- One factor that can assist people in finding meaning in their work is gratitude. Practicing gratitude daily can enhance your productivity skills which increase your focus on your work. Those who find meaning and purpose in their work are more likely to be effective and fulfilled in their careers. 

Final Reminder

Being grateful makes us available to abundance and all the good things in life. 
Gratitude has changed me a lot. I came to know about it in 2020 and started applying it. 

I use this application which I even recommended last year to write my gratitude journal.

Hope it helps you too!

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