As a therapist, I love using gratitude as a way to assist a client in shifting their perspective. Gratitude can help an individual improve their mood and keep them focused on their goals. Even further, there are proven benefits of gratitude (as outlined by the following article):
- Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
- Gratitude improves physical health.
- Gratitude improves psychological health.
- Gratitude enhances empathy and reduce aggression.
- Grateful people sleep better.
- Gratitude improves self esteem.
- Gratitude increases mental strength.
Gratitude is simple and, with planning and intention, can be easily integrated into one’s routine!
“Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” we are often told. And while it can be hard to avoid self-pity entirely, mentally strong people choose to exchange self-pity for . Whether you choose to write a few sentences in a gratitude journal, or simply take a moment to silently acknowledge all that you have, giving thanks can transform your life.