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25 Top Benefits of Gratitude You Need to Know

25 Top Benefits of Gratitude You Need to Know

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Cultivate gratitude

When you want your everyday life to improve, don't just simply search for new things to buy or new experiences to enjoy--work instead to cultivate gratitude.

The benefits of gratitude are endlessand although becoming a happy, healthy human takes a lot of work, gratitude makes the journey to...

1. Improved sleep. Gratitude reduces the time required to fall asleep, increases sleep duration, and improves sleep quality.

2. Increases your social capital . Gratitude makes us nicer and more trusting, which can help foster or deepen strong relationships...

4. Lowers stress levels. Gratitude activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which reduces your stress levels.

5. Makes you more likable. Being likable isn't all there is to life, but being grateful can certainly lead to happier and more pleasant relati...

7. Improves decision making. One study concluded that grateful physicians make better diagnoses: "Doctors who were given a piece of candy prior to this task, thereby inducing a feeling of gratitude, made the right diagnosis more often than doctors in the control group."

10. Makes you more humble. Expressing gratitude can induce humility, which also ends up increasing your capacity for conveying gratitude.

11. Increases productivity. Gratitude can boost your confidence, meaning less of your mental resources are used on worr...

13. Makes you more helpful. Grateful and humble people are more inclined to lend a helping hand.

14. Helps you accomplish more goals. In one study it was revealed that study participants who kept gratitude journals reported more progress on their goals than...

16. Helps you tap into your compassion. Writer Robert Emmons in his book Thanks! said, "...people who kept gratitude journals reported feeling closer and more connected to others, were more likely to help others, and were actually seen as more helpful by significant others in the...

19. Extends your lifespan. Live your life with positive emotions and you have a great shot at getting an extended lifespan.

20. Helps you become a more effective leader. When you become better at practicing gratitude, you become better at giving praise and ...

22. Heals and relaxes. The parasympathetic, rest-and-digest, relaxing part of the nervous system is activated by gratitude.

23. Reduces aggression. According to a 2012 study by the University of Kentucky, those who rank higher on gratitude scales are less l...

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