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The ability to experience more or less gratitude is not equally distributed.
We have what's known as trait gratitude, which determines how much we can feel it. It depends on genetics, personality, and culture.
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One of the most relevant predictors of how happy people are, how easily they make friends, and how good they are at dealing with hardship is gratitude.
Gratitude can mean different things to different people, depending on the context: it's a character trait, a virtue, a fe...
In the last two decades, researchers have started to work on ways to counteract our chronic dissatisfaction. This is how positive psychology was born - the study of what makes life worth living, while cognitive behavioral therapy was developed to change negative feelings.
We all are familiar with the feeling that things are not as they should be in terms of success, relationships, material possessions. This feeling can make you look outwards with envy and inwards with disappointment.
Pop culture, social media and advertisements are ...
The easiest gratitude exercise with the most solid research behind it is gratitude journaling. It involves sitting down for a few minutes, 1-3 times a week, and writing down 5 to 10things you are grateful for.
Participants in studies on gratitude journaling reported more h...
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Everybody is familiar with the feeling that things are not as they should be. That you're not successful enough or don't have good relationships. A chronic dissatisfaction makes you look outward with envy and inwards with disappointment. Pop culture, social media and advertising...
In a nutshell, the antidote to dissatisfaction (with looks, lifestyle, relationships, etc) is gratitude. It may sound cheesy but it is thoroughly researched and experimented.
Space and time are the grand stage where the play of the universe unfolds. But space isn't a fixed stage and doesn't tick the same for everyone everywhere. In short, they are relative. Matter bends space and bent space tells matter how to move.
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