It's so simple that it gets overlooked! GRATITUDE
People who practice gratitude, with others and via journaling, reap many mental and physical rewards like:
- Reduced toxic emotions (Ref: Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D)
- Better sleep (Ref: Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 2011)
- Strengthened relationships (Ref: 2014 Emotion study)
Choose your approach.
Journal: We recommend saving 10 minutes at the beginning or end of your day to write down 5 things you're grateful for. There is no thought too trivial or mundane or grand. BONUS: record something about yourself that your are grateful for.
Say Thank You: Embrace every opportunity to say thank you today. Be aware of coworkers, pets, and family members. Gratitude is a great way to project positive energy to others.
Note: Comparing gratitude lists over time can help you recognize what you find truly important. Reflect back onto these lists when making life changes.