Thanksgiving. Gratitude 101
Do not save your sense of gratitude for the last Thursday of November.
Recent studies published in the Harvard Health Publications show that “Giving Thanks” will make you happier, thank you very much!
According to this study grateful people feel more optimistic and happy, have stronger relationships and cope better with adverse situations.
And guess what? It is even good for your happy hormones, from oxytocin to cortisol and your neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine.
This means you can cultivate happiness and improve your health simply by being consistently grateful.
Play it again Sam…
Gratitude begets gratitude! Being grateful releases the happy hormones dopamine and serotonin creating a sense of “wanting more”. Giving thanks consistently creates a gratitude circle.
Gratitude 101. Let’s do it!
Find a moment for yourself at the end of everyday. Make yourself comfortable, fuzzy socks, soft shirt, favorite cup of tea, you get the drill. Take ten deep breaths and follow the steps below.
- Write a list of what you are grateful for.
- Write a list of good things that happened in the last 24 hours
- Write 3 good goals for the next 24 hour.
Live in gratitude, teach others, specially your children, no matter how young.
I am thankful for you.