At times when things aren’t going well, it can be extremely difficult to feel grateful.
However, being able to do so can actually enable you to cope better with the situation. Your outlook on life and the thoughts that go through your head can have a significant impact on both your psychological and physical well-being.
There is a complex relationship between thoughts, moods, brain chemistry, and the functioning of other systems in our bodies. This relationship means thoughts can actually trigger physiological changes in our body that affect our mental and physical health. Essentially, what you think affects how you feel (both emotionally and physically). It has been suggested that if you increase your positive thoughts, like gratitude, you may increase your subjective sense of well- being as well as, possibly, improving objective measures of physical health (like fewer symptoms of illness).
As the study of happiness and emotional well-being gains popularity in psychological and scientific study, there is increasing research on the nature of gratitude, its causes, and its potential consequences for health and mental/emotional well-being. Being grateful allows you to capture the full essence of every moment. It can ease the burden of life while adding a dimension of beauty, and allow you to find contentment even in moments of crisis. Take the time today to reflect on the things you are grateful for and enjoy the positivity it brings to your life.
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