Studies show gratitude can actually change you from the inside out. So here are a few ways being thankful can lead to a healthier you.
Gratitude and Mental Health
Feeling grateful can positively influence your well-being and quality of life. There are studies suggesting that feelings of gratitude can soften the blows of chronic medical conditions, leading to improved mental health.
Gratitude and Physical Health
Vitality and energy can be improved through gratitude, as can quality of sleep. In fact, according to happierhuman.com, “…those who engage in gratitude practices have been shown to feel less pain, go to the doctor less often, have lower blood pressure, and be less likely to develop a mental disorder.” In short, there are absolutely physical health benefits to living gratefully.
Gratitude and Your Relationship
Gratitude and relational health go hand in hand. The nature of gratitude is less self-focused and more outward-focused. Therefore, when you intentionally foster gratitude in your relationship, you become more selfless and positive. Who doesn’t like a selfless and positive partner?