The Health Benefits of Gratitude

18 Jun

A perfect reminder!

Carpe Caffeine

Good morning, y’all, and happy Tuesday!

As I wrote last week, my goal of late has been to focus on — and be grateful for  — the things I do have. That’s not to say that I want to ignore or not deal with the sadness of my preliminary diagnosis, but rather to acknowledge and process the bad stuff while focusing on the good stuff.

After all, the practice of cultivating gratitude has some pretty profound effects on both physical and emotional health. Some of those benefits include better sleep, improved mood, greater social connectedness, a greater tendency to exercise (!!!), deeper relationships, increased longevity, increased productivity…the list goes on.

According to a growing body of research on gratitude (some of which was cited in a recent article published on HuffPost), “those who view life as a gift experience a boatload of benefits, from a better mood to stronger relationships

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4 Responses to “The Health Benefits of Gratitude”

  1. Lillian @ Seize the Latte June 18, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Thank you so much for the re-blog, Carlotta — I appreciate it! Have a great day! 🙂

    • asklotta June 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

      Thank you Lillian for your great perspective and reminders to gratitude (happiness)!

  2. Dave June 21, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Very wise words. I need to do more of that. I’ll start today.

    • asklotta June 24, 2013 at 1:20 am #

      We all need to do more of that….I love wonderful reminders for happiness!

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