Gratitude is a gift we make to ourselves and others. It makes us calmer, more balanced and polite. Recognition is also, to a large extent, a strategy of life, not of personal quality. It is a choice we make every day. A choice that has undeniable beneficial effects on our body, emotions and mind.
According to a new study published in Collective Evolution, gratitude affects our body, emotions and mind. This is due to several proven mechanisms. That's who they are!
Gratitude frees us from negative emotions
Gratitude every day is great psychotherapy for getting rid of harmful and toxic emotions. Recognition is for us to make an informed choice to find something that we are grateful for, even in a seemingly unpleasant situation.
Gratitude has a positive effect on the brain
Gratitude every day affects our minds at the molecular level. It has a positive impact on the functioning of the gray matter and our nervous system. Moreover, gratitude makes us calmer and less explosive and reactive.
Gratitude helps us even when we do not share it
It doesn't matter if you tell someone you're grateful for something or not. It already works as long as we apply it daily and consciously. Gratitude frees us from negative emotions, memories as well as stress, and this makes us healthier and more satisfied with our lives.
Gratitude is an evolving skill
Recognition is not quality but a skill that develops with desire, patience and perseverance. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do this is by creating your Thanksgiving Diary.
Record at least three things you are grateful for each day. Say them out loud; this will amplify the effect. Feel the sensation of a key appearing in your body when you say, "I'm grateful for ...".
Notice how the words of gratitude begin to change the way you feel about your body. Notice how expressing gratitude every day makes you calmer, more concentrated, happier. It's proven!