Being grateful can bring abundance into many aspects of our lives. There are proven benefits to having gratitude. Choosing gratitude daily will bring prosperity and happiness. Here are four good reasons to be grateful:
1) People want to be around grateful and happy people
Others will want to do business with you, and you will attract more opportunities and friends in your life if you are grateful. Expressing gratitude towards others will also increase these opportunities.
2) Your focus will change
Being grateful will change your focus to all the things you have, and not what you don’t have. By being focused on the things you have, you will become more positive and appreciative.
3) Your productivity will increase
People who are grateful are more productive and motivated. In a study, participants who kept gratitude lists were more likely to have made progress toward goals compared to those who were not. Employees who practice expressing gratitude at work are more likely to volunteer for more assignments, willing to take an extra step to accomplish their tasks, and be good team members.
4) You will be healthier
Grateful people report higher levels of positive emotions, life satisfaction, vitality, optimism and lower levels of depression and stress. This can play a big role in your mental and physical health. When we express gratitude, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions, and they make us feel ‘good’. They enhance our mood immediately, making us feel happy from the inside. There is even a connection to a stronger immune system.
Being grateful is a choice we get to make every day. Make an effort to keep a daily gratitude journal, or mentally note 3 things each day that you are grateful for. How could your life be benefitted?