Are you grateful? Do you take time to appreciate what you have?
Many people spend their whole life seeing their glass half empty instead of half full. When we have a "glass is half empty" mentality we are people who tend to get sick and be alone. Around this time of year we tend to focus on why we are grateful. Here are 5 reasons why we should do this throughout the whole year.
We all have bad days and when we go to our friend to complain, they always help us to see the good in the bad. Having a thankful outlook on life can help us overcome those obstacles we face and build meaningful friendships.
2. Being thankful helps you sleep:
When you are focused on what you are thankful for right before bed it helps you relax and get a full night’s sleep. People who are stressed and worried tend to be the ones who cannot sleep. So count your blessings instead of sheep.
We all should practice small acts of generosity in our relationships. Showing people how thankful we are for them can make the other feel cared for, understood, and validated... basically feel loved. Who doesn't want that?!?!?!?!
Grateful people -- those who perceive gratitude as a permanent trait rather than a temporary state of mind -- have an edge on the not-so-grateful when it comes to health, according to Emmons' research on gratitude. "Grateful people take better care of themselves and engage in more protective health behaviors like regular exercise, a healthy diet, regular physical examinations," Emmons tells WebMD.
Studies have shown that when people are thankful they have smoother and coherent heart rhythms and have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. See... When you are positive your heart knows it too!
About this Author: Kelli Roethel has 5 years experience in the Health insurance industry as a Cobra specialist. She is owner, co-founder and Manager of the Life1010 program, which is designed to help individuals through a step-by-step process of getting their lives and businesses in order. The program focuses on emergency preparedness, creating an effective spending plan, health and wellness, and retirement planning. She has helped the business in creative aspects of social media and event planning. Kelli as a part time stay at home mom enjoys helping others get their lives organized. Loves the joy of watching others realize how important it is to be
prepared for life’s crazy ups and downs.