Thanksgiving has officially come and gone. Holidays are usually a time when we reflect on things in our lives we are grateful for. But why should we limit gratitude to just one day? Let's continue after the holiday season because gratitude has specific health benefits and effects – that those around us and ourselves need.
The power of positive thinking can make such a difference. A research study showed that a group was commissioned to write five things they were grateful for once a week. After ten weeks in a row, the experiment showed that individuals also increased their daily exercise time and were more likely to participate in regular health check-ups than those who did not participate in the journal reflection.
What are the ways you can give gratitude to your life after the holiday period? We have listed some options below:
- Use a gratitude diary
- Practice meditation
- Write or verbalize three things you are grateful for each night
- Smile more often
- No [065906s] beauty Post positive quotes or pictures
- Focus on your strengths
It is important to remember that reflecting on gratitude can be big or small things. Whatever it is, allow yourself a moment to enjoy the positive experience despite any negative emotions. You can not avoid stress, but you can change your perspective.