November is Gratitude Month
November is the time of year where we try to focus on what we are grateful for in our lives. Research shows the power of gratitude has a huge impact on our physical and mental health and our overall wellbeing. Those who practice gratitude on a daily basis have more positive relationships, a healthier immune system, suffer less aches and pains, sleep better, have less resentment and frustration, and are more resilient to life’s stressor.
Research shows writing down three good things each day whether before you leave work or before you go to bed increases wellbeing, helps you fall asleep faster, sleep longer and wake up with a more positive outlook on the day. Gratitude boosts your immune system helping you fight the common cold and flu. Gratitude also reduces stress and decreases depression.
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.