Karen Bridges shares some tips from this article by Christina Karns (posted in Colorado Counseling Association update, Jan. 29, 2018)
Research on the positive impact of gratefulness has grown considerably in the last eight years. Gratefulness is defined as thankful appreciation for what one receives, which may be tangible or intangible. Researchers such as Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman (University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Robert A. Emmons (University of California, Davis), and Dr. Michael E. McCullough (University of Miami) continue to build compelling arguments for practicing gratefulness to enhance positive change.
Practicing gratefulness has been linked to an increase in overall health (including cardiovascular health), an increase in exercise, reduction in symptoms related to burnout, an increase in positive relationships, and an increase in positive emotions (including happiness). How might you benefit from routinely practicing gratefulness?