Want To Be Happier, Healthier? Keep A Gratitude List!

Do you ever feel like you’re down in the dumps and can’t climb out? Do you ever wish you had more energy? The antidote? A gratitude list.

Gratitude List Helps

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Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, enjoy good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships, say researchers.1

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Wow! Who doesn’t want to feel that way? The most common way to cultivate a pervasive feeling of gratitude is to keep a gratitude list – it will change your life! People who keep a gratitude list report feeling:

  • More alert, alive, and awake
  • More joy and pleasure
  • More optimism and happiness
  • Less lonely and isolated2

Writing Your List

When writing your gratitude list, use a full sentence for each item like, “I’m grateful for…” or “I’m grateful that…”

This allows you to put down a thought that is giving thanks as opposed to just listing things or people.

 

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
—  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

 

Try it yourself! Within only a few weeks, you will find that doing a regular gratitude list can actually change your entire perspective on life!

MONATtitude

Here at MONAT, gratitude is a core part of our culture.

Which is why we all exhibit a MONATtitude of gratitude! Gratitude is what makes our world go around!

1 MAIN, D.5 SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN BENEFITS OF GRATITUDE. NEWSWEEK. NOV. 25, 2015. HTTP://WWW.NEWSWEEK.COM/5-SCIENTIFICALLY-PROVEN-BENEFITS-GRATITUDE-398582
2 EMMONS, R., Ph.D., Why Gratitude Is Good. Greater Good Magazine. Nov. 16, 2010. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good/

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