Amy Morin, psychotherapist and the author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” reports these seven proven benefits of gratitude in a blog post for Forbes.com (read the post here):
- Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
- Gratitude improves physical health.
- Gratitude improves psychological health.
- Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
- Grateful people sleep better.
- (Of special note for this email: Writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep, according to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.)
- Gratitude improves self-esteem.
- Gratitude increases mental strength.
Why would you not take just a few moments each day to jot down thankful thoughts if these benefits await you?
I don’t know!
But I know there are people who haven’t downloaded and printed their one-page gratitude journal for November. If that’s you, now is the time. I won’t keep bugging you. I may send one more email after this.
This day may be an important crossroads in your life. Will you choose an attitude of gratitude with all it’s known benefits?
If you are skeptical, what have you got to lose? It’s free. It takes about two minutes a day. Try it and see.
Download the November Gratitude Journal PDF. Print out a bunch of copies. Give one to every member of your family. Then get to know your loved ones in a deeper way as you celebrate Thanksgiving.
I encourage you to share this gratitude journal with your friends and loved ones. Either forward this email or print a copy and give it to them.
With a grateful heart,