National Gratitude Month

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Grateful November is National Gratitude Month, a time to celebrate and give thanks. Although it’s nice to count your blessings on Thanksgiving, being thankful throughout the year could have tremendous benefits on your quality of life.There are plenty of reasons to practice gratitude, including benefits to your overall mental health and well-being.

Practicing gratitude can mean different things to different people. You can practice gratitude in lots of different ways, like:

  • Journaling
  • Paying attention to the little things
  • Telling someone you’re grateful for them or something they did
  • Doing something kind for someone in your life or a stranger, or
  • Giving thanks through prayer

Regular practice has been shown to have measurable positive effects on health. Such as: 

  • Boosting the immune system by lowering stress levels
  • Improve mental health by easing symptoms of anxiety 
  • Improved relationships, self-esteem, and sleep
  • Enhanced empathy and reduced aggression, and
  • Increased optimism 

Practicing gratitude can be a beneficial daily habit both for physical and mental health. You can start practicing gratitude by listing three things you are grateful for at the end of each day.

Sources are Forbes, Healthline, and Unsplash