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Published on December 2nd, 2014 | by Nancy F. Clark

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8 Essential Benefits of Gratitude

By Nancy Clark—

“When you focus on gratitude, positive things flow in more readily, making you even more grateful.” —Lissa Rankin

You don’t have to wait for that next promotion to make an entry in your gratitude journal. Think of that one little thing that happened today—someone complimented you, or you were able to help someone else who really appreciated your assistance. Any little thing that made you feel good is fodder for your journal.

And, guess what, a scientist would tell you this is a good idea. Research by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, the author of Gratitude Works! shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal can significantly increase your well-being and life satisfaction. What can you gain?

Gratitude gives you:

  1. A stronger immune system
  2. Increased energy
  3. Higher self-esteem and reduces comparisons with others
  4. Lower blood pressure
  5. A better night’s sleep
  6. More empathy, better relationships and less loneliness
  7. Less aggression, even when facing negative feedback
  8. A higher level of joy, optimism, and happiness

  “Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings.”  —Marianne Williamson

Here is one of my favorite Gratitude Infographics! Please pass this forward to your friends. Thanks!

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Best to you! Nancy Clark, PositivityDaily.com

 

Nancy Clark is CEO of PositivityDaily and Director of Forbes WomensMedia. She coaches companies and executives in business skills with the added benefit of training in positive psychology and happiness -- incorporating the latest scientific studies on changing brain patterns and habits. Clark believes that positivity is the next necessary step to engage employees.

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About the Author

Nancy Clark is CEO of PositivityDaily and Director of Forbes WomensMedia. She coaches companies and executives in business skills with the added benefit of training in positive psychology and happiness -- incorporating the latest scientific studies on changing brain patterns and habits. Clark believes that positivity is the next necessary step to engage employees.



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