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Practice Gratitude

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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If you learn that gratitude is one of happiness activities that fit you best, you already have leg up - that is, you are already motivated and willing to put in effort and commitment it takes to become more grateful. How exactly you accomplish this is up to you; what is needed is simply to select at least one activity from array of possibilities below. Gratitude journal. If you enjoy writing, if you are good at it, or it feels natural to you, then promising way to practice this strategy is with gratitude journal - much like that used by my gratitude intervention participants. Choose time of day when you have several minutes to step outside your life and to reflect. It may be first thing in morning, or during lunch, or while commuting, or before bedtime. Ponder three five things for which you are currently grateful, from mundane to magnificent. One way to do this is to focus on all things that you know to true - for example, something youre good at, what you like about where you live, goals you have achieve, and your advantages and opportunities. Dont forget specific individuals who care for you, have made contributions or sacrifices for you, or somehow touched your life. Results of my laboratorys gratitude intervention suggest that, on average, doing this once week is most likely to boost happiness, and that is my recommendation to majority of people. However, on average means that some individuals - and those may include you - may benefit most from doing this strategy on entirely different timetable, perhaps even daily or three times week or twice month. You need to determine ideal timing tailored to your lifestyle and disposition. Paths to gratitude. Particular Means By Which You Go About Counting Your Blessings Will Depend On Your Individual Personality, Goals, And Needs. Instead of writing, of you may choose fixed time simply to contemplate each of your objects of gratitude and perhaps also to reflect on why you are grateful and how your life has been enrich. Others may choose to identify just one thing each day that they usually take for and that ordinarily goes unappreciated. Alternatively, some may want to acknowledge ungrateful thing per day and substitute grateful one. Friends and family can also help your appreciation. One idea is to procure gratitude partner with whom you can share your blessings list and who prompts and encourages you if you lose motivation or simply forget. Chapter 10 describes power and potential of social support in greater detail. Another idea is to introduce visitors to things, people, and places you love. Show off comic book collection, your favorite park, or your favorite niece. Doing this will help you see ordinary details of your life through other persons eyes, affording you fresh perspective and making you appreciate them as though you were experiencing them for very first time.

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Express Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude can lead to increases in subjective, psychological, spiritual, and physical well - being; benefits of expressing gratitude are many. Hill et al postulate that grateful individuals are better able to form social bonds, utilize coping skills to defer stress, maintain affect, and are more creative in problem solving. Bartlett suggests is related to increases in relationship satisfaction, social affiliation, and facilitates socially inclusive behaviors, even when those actions come at personal cost to oneself. Expression of gratitude plays pivotal role in building and maintaining social relationships. Research into role of gratitude in real, ongoing, relationships looks at naturally occurring gratitude in college sororities during week of anonymous gift - giving from existing members to new members. Little Sisters Gratitude was found to be predictor of their feelings of integration within sorority and indicated gratitude is about more repaying benefits; it is about building relationships and aiding integration and cooperation of group members. Gratitude serves social function of promoting relationships with others who are responsive to our likes and dislikes, our needs and preferences, helping US get through difficult times and flourish in good times. Additionally, expressions of also increase prosocial behavior by enabling individuals to feel social worth and support while simultaneously reducing their feelings of uncertainty about whether they can help effectively. Experiencing gratitude is one component that contributes to fostering of positive feelings, contributing to overall sense of well - being. Emmons and McCullough examine emotional benefits of gratitude and link to well - being. Participant groups keep daily or weekly journals under three experimental negative life events, things I am grateful for and neutral life events. Across study conditions, Gratitude sub - sample consistently show higher self - report levels of alertness, enthusiasm, attentiveness, determination and energy in comparison with other two study groups. Additionally, gratitude is connected to our self - esteem - Kong, Ding, & Zhao reveal significant path from gratitude to overall life satisfaction through social support and self - esteem among undergraduate students. Gratitude expression is uniquely important to psychological well - being and is linked to enhanced positive emotions, resilience, better coping skills, and improved ability to manage stress, and increase in happiness. Happiness is subjective; essence of what it means to be happy almost certainly differ depending on who you ask. What is more absolute is that we want to be happy regardless of what our own definitions may be. Peterson et al. Suggest tendency to pursue happiness via route of gratitude is way to live good life. This was compounded by Lashani, Shaeiri, Asghari - Moghadam, Golzari, who concluded that gratitude can increase positive affectivity, happiness and optimism. Gratitude expression correlates positively with self - reported physical health and, through mediation of psychological health, increases healthy activities and willingness to seek for health concerns. Studies aimed at investigating efficacy of recording Gratitude yield impressive findings in terms of positive subjective outcomes.

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3. Gratitudes benefits take time

Gratitude is expression of appreciation for what one has. It is recognition of independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is affirmation of goodness and warmth. This social emotion strengthens relationships, and its roots run deep in evolutionary historyemanating, from survival value of helping others and being helped in return. Studies show that specific areas of brain are involved in experiencing and expressing gratitude. Brain scans of people assigned tasks that stimulate expression of gratitude show lasting changes in prefrontal cortex that heighten sensitivity to future experiences of gratitude. Gratitude is spontaneous feeling but, increasingly, research demonstrates its value as practicethat is, making conscious efforts to count ones blessings. Studies show that people can deliberately cultivate there are important social and personal benefits to doing so. It is possible to feel grateful for loved ones, colleagues, animals, and life in general. Emotion generates climate of positivity that both reaches inward and extends outward.

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