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
Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, enjoy good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships, say researchers.1
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:
- Alert, alive, and awake
- More joy and pleasure
- Increased 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.
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/