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Effect of gratitude on mental well-being

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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MORE IDEAS FROM Consciously training our sense of gratitude is good for mental health

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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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.

The idea is not to ignore bad experiences. Acknowledge difficulties while appreciating the positive things in life.

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Appreciate everything

The habit of being grateful starts with appreciating every good thing in life and recognizing that there is nothing too small for you to be thankful for.

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Make Every Day Thanksgiving

There are many reasons why Thanksgiving itself can help maintain and improve our friendships, relationships, and good health.

Most people with a significant other give thanks for their partners at Thanksgiving. But we should really try to extend that gratitude throughout the rest of the year.

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Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. 

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

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