Make Gratitude a Habit

Research on gratitude suggests that a conscious focus on blessings has emotional and interpersonal benefits. 


We can foster a healthy sense of well-being through a habitual focusing on and appreciation of the positive aspects of life and those around us. 


People who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:


• Stronger immune systems
• Less bothered by aches and pains
• Lower blood pressure
• Exercise more and take better care of their health
• Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking

• Higher levels of positive emotions
• More alert, alive, and awake
• More joy and pleasure
• More optimism and happiness

• More helpful, generous, and compassionate
• More forgiving
• More outgoing
• Feel less lonely and isolated.


Source: Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.