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Research on gratitude during the past 15 years has shown that it has many benefits—physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s been found to improve job performance, strengthen marriages and friendships, and enhance overall wellbeing. It is linked to stronger immune systems, lowered blood pressure, greater compassion and lowered stress levels. Gratitude also provides us with greater optimism and can increase happiness by as much as 25 percent.
Gratitude can improve our physical, mental and emotional health. Whether dealing with a major life-shattering event or a small bump in the road, gratitude can help boost our happiness and change our outlook. While it won’t change our circumstances, experts say it can change how we feel about them.
Some of our inner voices are quite cruel—we say things to ourselves that we would never say to others, and what we say to ourselves makes a huge difference in our ability to be happy. It helps us feel safe, and that allows us to feel happier, less stressed and more creative. TELL YOURSELF, I'M HAPPY! ❤️😄 #livehappy #happyacts
At this point in your life you probably have been dealt a handful of hard circumstances. List them and reflect on the strength you used to overcome them. Remind your brain how strong you are and bolster that positive resource, which you can tap into to help you with future challenges. 💪💪💪 #livehappy #happyacts