Do you want more from your life? More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity? If you want all of this than only one things can help you achieve it, and that is be thankful for what you already have. Gratitude is an attitude and way of living that has been shown to have many benefits in terms of satisfaction with life and the way we relate to others. Gratitude helps people refocus on what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state grows stronger with use and practice. Be thankful and it will broaden your thinking, and create positive cycles of thinking and behaving in healthy, positive ways. Below are few reasons concluded for you as to why you should be thankful in your life so that you can gain more.
1. Better sleep
Being thankful before bed can help you fall asleep right away and sleep well through the night and feel more refreshed upon waking. Spending time practicing gratitude at the end of the day, right before you go to bed, acts like a warm glass of milk. Feeling happier and more satisfied with your life and having fewer aches and pains can make it easier to get to sleep and this is only possible if you sleep more soundly, count blessings, not sheep.
2. You do well in relationships
People like to be appreciated. By practicing conscious gratitude, you can demonstrate just how much you value your significant other, your friends, family or any person who helped you at some point in your life. Gratitude had uniquely predictive power in relationship promotion, perhaps acting as a booster shot for the relationship. Take the time to thank someone today for some little thing they did that made your life easier, more fun, or happier.
3. Less stress, better moods
Being thankful can improve your moods and you tend to be more happier than when you were not grateful. Gratitude reduces anxiety and depression, stating it’s strongly related to well-being and develops inner peace and you live life more enthusiastically without any weight on mind and heart.
4. Less pain, more gain
Practicing gratitude can take you out of your losses in life whether emotional or spiritual. It encourages us to take more care of ourselves and strives towards what we want to accomplish rather than just wishing for it. So, be thankful and you will be less bothered by aches and pains.
5. Better Resilience
Thinking about the good times and the good things that happen to us can help make the bad times easier to deal with. Life isn’t all things to be grateful for there are disasters, traumas, and just plain bad days that strike all of us sooner or later. Research shows that being thankful can reduce the effects of severe trauma you may face in your life so don’t forget to practice it.
6. Better Work (Be thankful)
Gratitude can help you become more productive and to do better work. When you don’t resent anything and stay happier, healthier, more confident, and more relaxed means that you’re in a good place to get stuff done. Saying thanks to coworkers, colleagues, or members of your team can help you all do better work together. Thanking people on your team improves their self-esteem and confidence, leading to better results on projects and more trust.
7. Complains will not stay forever
Complaining all your life about what you couldn’t get or what has been snatched away from you will not prove beneficial for you in your life rather it will make your life filled with hardships and sorrows. On contrary if you are thankful for what you have and how far you have come in your life will boost your confidence and you will work hard to achieve your goals.
Thank yourself for being good to yourself. You’ll be glad you did!
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Article by Born Realist