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How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain


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How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

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The Practice of Gratitude

Many studies have shown that people who are grateful and often count their blessings are those who lead happier and less depressed lives.

Practicing gratitude is an activity where you recall the things you are grateful for and appreciate the things we do have. It is an exercise that yields high results in complementing psychological counseling.


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  • The practice of gratitude has long-lasting effects on a person's brain, suffering from depression or not.
  • Those who practiced writing gratitude letters and received psychological counseling have shown significantly better mental health.
  • It unshackles us from negative emotions by writing fewer negative emotional words, it shifts our attention away from toxic emotions.
  • Eventually, as we put our focus on appreciating the things we have we will become more attentive to how we express gratitude.


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