How To Create An Attitude Of Gratitude
Does it matter?
As I turn the corner from summer to autumn, I am gently guided toward the holiday season. My favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving, and just thinking about it gives me goosebumps! Preparing the Thanksgiving feast creates a flood of wonderful feelings and memories. There is something truly magical about celebrating a holiday dedicated to giving thanks. So, why not create an attitude of gratitude and enjoy the positive feeling it brings every day? Do we forget, or is it just easier to just to be negative?
A Grateful Heart Is A Healthy Heart
In a recent “Psychology Today” article, Author Amy Morin points out showing gratitude and acknowledging the good things in your life improves your relationships, physical and mental health, self-esteem and resilience. Studies show folks with a positive, grateful attitude have lower blood pressure, sleep better and are less likely to develop addictions to drugs or alcohol than their negative thinking counterparts. By far, the benefits of showing gratitude far outweigh the effort it takes to stay positive.
It is so easy today to get caught up in negativity. We are bombarded with it through so many forms of media 24/7. So how do we tune it out? Here are a few tips to help you tune out the negative noise and change the dial to the positive channel.