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Enhanced Life Habit: Express Gratitude

Expressing #gratitude is listed as an enhanced life habit by the Meducos Health Institute. Research has clearly shown the positive benefits of such a practice as it helps us gain perspective and in the #reframing process of emotionally challenging situations.


Improving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual #health can be assisted by making a #habit of being grateful. Here are some benefits listed with evidence from #research.

Potential Health Benefits


  • IMPROVES MENTAL HEALTH. It increases #happiness and reduces #depression by reducing many toxic emotions such as envy,  frustration, regret and resentment. It can increases self-esteem, help reduce stress, help overcome trauma, and increases resilience.

  • IMPROVES SOCIAL HEALTH. Those who rank higher on gratitude scales are less likely to retaliate against others, even in the presence of negative feedback. They are more sensitive and have more empathy towards others, and are less likely to seek revenge. Gratitude also decreases resentment and reduces social comparisons.

  • IMPROVES SLEEP. Expressing gratitude in a journal by #writing for 15 minutes before you go to bed can help you sleep better and longer.



Tips to help you express gratitude

  • WRITE IT DOWN. Just before you go to spend spend 15 minutes writing down your grateful sentiments.

  • IDENTIFY. Recognize all you have to be thankful for, even during the worst of times.

#happiness, #depression, #writing, #reframing

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