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Consciously training our sense of gratitude is good for mental health

medicalxpress.com

Showing gratitude is beneficial

Research reveals that people with a sense of gratitude - focusing on what is good in their life - are happier and less likely to suffer from psychological issues.

Training yourself to be more thankful can help you feel better and increase your mental resilience.

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One study shows that a six-week training in which participants were trained in their awareness of gratitude led to an increase in thankfulness as well as an increase in their sense of well-being.

The effect on well-being was noticeable for up to six months after the training.

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To develop a sense of gratitude, do the following for about 10 to 15 minutes every day.

  • Actively focus on feeling thankful.
  • Express gratitude to others.
  • Write positively about your own life.
  • Reflect on the positive effects of adversity.

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