But what do they mean by that, and does it offer any genuine benefits?

To help you gain a clearer picture, here’s the Ultimate Guide to Gratitude.

In today's blog.... we'll talk about the simplest terms.

Gratitude is a practice during which you are actively thankful and appreciative of whatever may be in your life.

Gratitude has been proven to have several advantages for your emotional and mental wellbeing, as well as your physical health!

But what do they mean by that, and does it offer any genuine benefits?

What Are the Benefits of a Gratitude Practice?

According to a number of studies, cultivating and building a gratitude practice into your everyday life can have a huge number of benefits! Let's explore some of these in greater detail!

Consider these benefits..

As well as helping to boost and strengthen your overall mood and sense of wellbeing, a regular gratitude practice has been shown to reduce stress levels.

When stress is present, our immune system is less ready to tackle any potential threats, and this can leave us vulnerable to illness and disease.

Reduced stress, however, increases our immune response and can also help to keep your heart in great shape - practicing gratitude can play a part in reducing your risk of heart failure and disease.

In other words, by keeping your mental health strong and healthy, you are also helping your body stay fit and well.

Gratitude can play a large role in reducing symptoms of both anxiety and depression, as well as boosting your feelings of wellbeing.

As a bonus, gratitude helps to boost your overall outlook on life, helping you to feel more optimistic about both your present-day life and the bright future brimming on the horizon.

Gratitude allows you to feel more satisfied with your life and allows you to be happy with less - both of which are important for happiness.

Cultivating a regular gratitude practice is also beneficial for your relationships.

Gratitude can make your existing relationships stronger and help you to form new relationships more effectively, allowing you to appreciate the smaller things that others do for you and that you can do for them.

How Can You Build a Gratitude Practice?

Incorporating a gratitude practice into your everyday life does not have to be difficult! Add small rituals to your daily routine that help you to feel gratitude, such as:

-> Notice the little things

You can cultivate gratitude simply by noticing the little things.

Each day pick three things that you’re grateful for. Whether it’s a good cup of coffee, the sight of your pet, or even just a sunny day, this helps to train your brain to notice the small things.

When you notice things that make you feel joy - even for a moment - you’ll naturally feel gratitude.

-> Start a Gratitude Journal

Take a few moments each night to list the things that you’re grateful for.

This will force you to think about and acknowledge them and help you to get familiar with the feeling of gratitude.

Final Thoughts

Building gratitude is like training any muscle - the more you practice, the stronger the ability will get. Before you know it, you’ll be incorporating gratitude into your daily life automatically - and it will become the best habit you will ever develop.

Helen Taylor
Helen Taylor

So Great To Meet You... I hope you enjoyed this post. I share on here experiences in moving beyond fear, self-judgement, feeling exhausted and reclaiming self love and dreaming again. Happy for you to share any content ideas that you may be interested in…

    2 replies to "3 Healthy Benefits Of Gratitude: The What, Why and How"

    • Julie Johnson

      Good morning Helen,
      How are you today? Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your BEAUTIFUL HEART. HAVE AN AMAZING EVENING. Talk to you soon. I really love this!!

      • Helen Taylor

        Thank you so very much Julie,
        Appreciate you being here 🙏💖✨
        Helen x

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