Gratitude Can Boost Your Health: 5 Ways to Develop It
When you’re overwhelmed or stressed out, it’s easy to miss the extraordinary gift of being alive. Learn how to cultivate gratitude, and discover its positive impact on your health.
When you’re overwhelmed or stressed out, it’s easy to miss the extraordinary gift of being alive. Practicing gratitude can shift your perspective.
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Many studies show that practicing gratitude provides us with a sense of overall well-being. It can also reduce depression and anxiety, lower our risk of disease, and flood the brain with feel-good chemicals like serotonin.
In the midst of my somewhat chaotic life, a daily gratitude practice helps me maintain a steady sense of calm and happiness. Here are five ways to build gratitude into your life:
The benefits of a gratitude practice will extend far beyond your health.
Gratitude will enhance the quality of your experience: your ability to be awake to what is real and true in each person you touch, in each moment you live, in difficult times and in happy ones.
By Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Center for Functional Medicine