It was almost surprising to us at Gratitude Nation how many benefits a high level of gratitude carries with it! Now, we will let it up to you to decide whether you think it is hot air, but we definitely believe and feel ourselves the connection between being more thankful in everyday life and feeling better in general!
From gratitude wealthy to more healthy
Scientific research has shown that a high level of gratitude is strongly connected with both better physical and mental health. Psychologist Dr. Christina Hibbert for instance points out that:
Practicing gratitude is associated with better sleep, less depression, and less stress. It reduces headaches, sore muscles, stomach pain, nausea, coughing, and sore throats. Research also shows that those who practice gratitude exercise more regularly, have better appetites, report less illness, and generally feel healthier.
So if you’re trying to get rid of that awful headache, it sounds like adding a little gratitude to life isn’t a bad idea at all. However, it is not only physically life improving according to what we’ve heard! Dr. Hibbert and many others report that effects such as better parenting skills, more life meaning and improved self-worth and relationships is evident, which is explained by the tendency of a more clear and positive view on things of life – that you can see “the beautiful things in life” – when gratitude is a bigger part of your everyday life.
In this way adding gratitude is doing yourself a favor.