Research has shown that a sense of thankfulness in your everyday life is good for your mental and emotional health and well-being. I’ve observed this in my life. As described by UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons:
“The evidence that cultivating gratefulness is good for you is overwhelming. Gratitude is a quality that we should aspire to as a part and parcel of personal growth…Specifically, we have shown that gratitude is positively related to such critical outcomes as life satisfaction, vitality, happiness, self-esteem, optimism, hope, empathy, and willingness to provide emotional and tangible support for other people, whereas being ungrateful is related to anxiety, depression, envy, materialism, and loneliness.”
I also think that this exercise is a great way to reflect during this holiday season. Therefore, I have decided to share part of my gratitude list with you. Today I am grateful for:
- The #31DayReset
- My career and my amazing work family!
- BWE and all of the new BWE and BW’s interest bloggers who are coming up.
- A roof over my head and food in the refrigerator
- My health
What are you grateful for in your life?