How many of you are participating in the current Gratitude Challenge making its viral debut through Facebook? If you are, I’m sure you are noticing a difference in your mental clarity and overall sense of wellbeing. That’s because when we take a few minutes each day to allow ourselves to feel grateful for the many simple blessings in our lives, we reduce stress hormones and increase endorphins (feel good hormones), and that’s good for both the mind and the body!
Many scientific studies, including research by renowned psychologists Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough, have found that people who consciously focus on gratitude have more energy and focus than those who don’t.
So, I’m challenging all of you to start a gratitude journal. Don’t stop after the five day gratitude challenge is over – keep going! This simple practice takes only a few minutes each day and can make a big difference in your health and wellness.
I keep my gratitude journal on the bedside table and write at least three things I am grateful for that day just before slipping off to sleep. It’s a good practice to help you get better sleep as well!
Give it a try for six months and track the difference in your health, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Best of Health,