7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round - Deepstash
1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships
  • Saying “thank you” constitute good manners and showing appreciation can help you win new friends.
  • Thanking a new acquaintance makes them more likely to seek an

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7 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Gratitude That Will Motivate You To Give Thanks Year-Round

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2. Gratitude improves physical health
  • Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and they report feeling healthier than other people, according to a 2012 study published in Personality and Individual Differences.

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3. Gratitude improves psychological health

Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret.

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., a leading gratitude researcher...

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4. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
  • Grateful people are more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, even when others behave less kind.
  • Study participants who ranked higher on gratitude scales were less ...

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5. Grateful people sleep better
  • Writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep, according to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.
  • Spend just 15 minutes jotting down a few grat...

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6. Gratitude improves self-esteem
  • A 2014 study published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology found that gratitude increased athlete’s self-esteem, which is an essential component to optimal performance.

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7. Gratitude increases mental strength & resilience
  • For years, research has shown gratitude not only reduces stress, but it may also play a major role in overcoming trauma.
  • A 2006 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy

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Amy morin, psychotherapist & International BEST Selling MENTAL Strength Author

We all have the ability and opportunity to cultivate gratitude. Simply take a few moments to focus on all that you have – rather than complain about all the things you think you deserve. 

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