31 Benefits of Gratitude: The Ultimate Science-Backed Guide

Do you want more from your life?

More happiness?

Better health?

Deeper relationships?

Increased productivity?

What if I told you that just one thing can help you in all of those areas?

One strategy that can help is to develop the habit of gratitude.

But what is gratitude?

Gratitude is simply taking time to think about all the positive things in your life. Rather than ruminating on the negatives. It does not necessarily necessitate actually telling anyone else you are thankful for the things they have done. (although, that helps)

Gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools for increasing happiness. Research shows it is the single most powerful method of increasing happiness.

Having an attitude of gratitude doesn’t cost any money. It doesn’t take much time. But the benefits of gratitude are enormous. Research reveals gratitude can have these seven benefits:

Positive psychology research has shown that gratitude touches on many aspects of our lives. Our emotions. Personality. Social dynamics. Career success and health. All of these can contribute to increasing our basic happiness.

An example of these benefits of gratitude and how they work to improve happiness is illustrated in the image below.

31 Benefits of Gratitude example image. how gratitude effects emotions personality. social. health. career and ultimately happiness

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