Happy Wednesday Everyone.
Over the past several months I have been fascinated by much of the research I’ve come across on the subject of gratitude and its effect on the brain. The amount of actual science linking gratitude to joy and happiness, not to mention better overall brain function and stability, is astounding.
I am sharing one of these articles with you today from The Greater Good Magazine, and hope you find it as interesting and enlightening as I did. It’s a bit long, so I leave it as a link you can read whenever you have time. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_can_the_brain_reveal_about_gratitude
Practicing gratitude should be an important part of our day to day routines, because it is abundantly clear that it can influence our lives in a way that brings us joy personally, and also helps us make the world around us a more joyful place.
I want to challenge you to sit down for 5 minutes today, and everyday hereafter, and jot down 5 things you are grateful for. They can be big things, small things, and even some of the same things you wrote down the day before. If you really want to feel good, make it 10 things!
If you want to take it a step further, now write down 5 of those things you are praying for or want to attract into your life – the things that you want.
Once you have done these two exercises, you are on the way to training your mind to focus on gratitude and what you want, rather than regret, worry, and what you don’t have. Best of all, your joy will grow.
I would love to hear from you about how your gratitude journey is going, and always remember that the best is yet to come!