Sleep & Stress
Gratefulness can keep you Healthy!
Do you feel thankful for the good things in your life? If yes, how often? Here is a research suggesting that daily practice of gratitude not only helps in improving your emotional wellbeing to cope with stress but also shows positive changes in heart diseases. The initial step in any gratitude practice is to focus on the good things that have happened in your life. It can be anything as simple as getting a good parking space or an appreciation by your boss, or maybe you feel thankful for a relative’s/friend’s support. Let yourself allow a moment to enjoy that you had a positive experience. Let positive feelings of gratitude spark up even on the days where things ain’t falling in place as per your wish. The impact of keeping a daily gratitude journal on stress relief and physical health is studied by one the study which has shown positive results. Practicing gratitude seems to work for some people, but not all. That’s why Cheung et al. team teaches other skills, too. These include activities such as meditation and doing basic acts of kindness. When you make gratitude a regular habit, it can help you learn to recognize good things in your life despite the bad that might be happening. When you are under stress, you might not notice all the moments of positive emotion that you experience. This post is just to help many of us to become more aware of those moments of positive feelings. Here are some Quick Hacks to practice gratitude: 💗 Take a moment. Think about the positive things that happened during the day. 💗Journal. Make a habit of penning down things you’re grateful for. Try listing several things. 💗 Enjoy the experiences. Notice positive & good moments as they are happening. 💗Relive the happy moments. Relive the happy moments later by recollecting them or by sharing them with others. 💗Write to someone. Write a text/mail to someone you feel thankful for. You don’t have to send it if you don’t feel like it. But do write. 💗Visit. Visit someone and tell them you are grateful for them in person. Much Love ❤️ Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27187845 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29871853 #daactarni