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Attitude of Gratitude is Dope

Gratitude comes in many forms. Gratitude is defined as: “an emotion which occurs after people receive aid which is perceived as costly, valuable, and altruistic,” or “an emotion that (is) directed towards appreciating the helpful actions of other people,” or even “appreciation of one’s abilities, or of a climate in which such successful work (is) possible.”

No matter how one defines it, one thing is clear, feeling and expressing gratitude yields side benefits for our emotional and physical well-being. Here are some of the benefits of gratitude :

  • Reduces Stress – Gratitude & other positive thought techniques have been shown to reduce the stress hormone cortisol by upto 23%.
  • Improves Sleep – Writing positive thoughts before bed time not only helps with dozing off, but also in sleeping longer and better.
  • Boost Mental Health – Gratitude is proven to decrease negative emotions, increase happiness and help reduce depression. It also assists with mental resilience.
  • Increase Physical Health – Grateful people have less aches and pains and feel healthier. Gratitude also promotes cardiovascular health as it reduces anxiety.
  • Improve Relationships – Practicing gratitude strengthens our relationships, helps foster empathy and in opening us to new bonds and friendships.

So what are you grateful for today. Send me 3 things you can grateful for in the comment section.

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  1. Having escaped my Dementor with my reasoning unimpaired, my friends and my family, my overall situation. I’m just battling the “Why?” in the equation, because I myself would never intentionally hurt somebody.

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    • Uncertainty is a part of life. I understand where you are coming from because I struggling with ambiguity of life too :). If it makes you feel any better everything will be alright. People might not understand you today or you might not understand the situation today but everything will be alright eventually 🙂

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      • Where are you? I didn’t think the States. As I am looking at where folks are commenting I realize that world is listening. Isn’t that wild? I think those practical emotional and social dynamics are much needed in the US. So many young people I teach don’t have those much needed interpersonal skills in place. I am collecting your blog posts and going to use them for morning readings.

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